There’s been little to get happy about this season, so let’s get keen for a moment – we’re bloody flying, aren’t we? Unbeaten in six, and a confidence around the place that we can extend that further.
The buzz all week has been about the Bristol City away day on Easter Monday. It took next-to-no time for that to sell out once we’d broken the away duck, but before we can even think about the excitement of that, we have a giant game against Peterborough back at the Ricoh to worry about.
A win in this match could give us some daylight. It’s kids for a quid, and while some moodies have been having a whinge, I couldn’t give a monkeys what the demographic of supporters in the stadium is. There’s 6 games remaining and all we can do now is turn up and do our best to roar the team over the finishing line. If you’re not sure whether to go on Saturday, I have some very simple advice ..
How are they getting on?
Peterborough are yet another of the Championship mixed bags. Hot off a home victory against Leicester which made it two wins out of four, they’ll be feeling sort of okay about things. There were three home games in that bunch of four, so it’s a pretty acceptable run, in the same way that their season so far has also been pretty acceptable in itself.
Who could cause us trouble?
From the Peterborough fans I’ve heard from, George Boyd seems to be losing his appeal, but that doesn’t stop me from being wary of him. He’s a tricky player, and the sort of chap who’ll enjoy the space offered at the Ricoh.
Mind you, he’s just been put on the transfer list for not agreeing a new contract, and joins top scorer Paul Taylor as another decent player who looks to be on the way out of London Road. Who knows how he’ll react to that?
Their scoring prowess is something people like to talk about, and with 60 goals this season placing them level with Reading in the goal charts, this attacking inclination is not to be ignored. Players like Boyd, Taylor and Grant McCann are all threats and have had great joy in front of goal this season.
Sky Blues team news
As suspected, Richard Wood and Nathan Cameron won’t be seen again this season, so the defence is looking very thin on numbers. I can hardly believe there’s less than a month left of the season, so hopefully the rest of the lads can keep themselves fit for these final six matches.
Two wins in a row means little need for team tampering. Before the Hull game, the only potential change I could see was Thorny protecting Bigi, but as it transpires he does trust him, so expect the exact same line-up as before across the midfield.
Once again, Thorn has the option to play about with the strikeforce if he fancies, and with Cody scoring again from the bench, he’s pushing for a start alongside Nimely (who’s a starter in every game, let’s face it). Platt’s never going to manage two matches in three days, so I reckon Thorn might go for Cody on Saturday, then recall Clive for the away game at Bristol.
Well Peterborough have gone 115 games without a 0-0, so I dare say we’ll manage to avoid that result on Saturday, too. They’re an open sort of team, and will fancy a goal against us.
You know what, let’s be wild and throw a 3-2 to the Sky Blues out there. Either way, I reckon we can win it.