Match Preview: Posh v Oxford United | Peterborough United – The Posh

A look ahead to the Sky Bet League One play-off semi-final second leg against Oxford United at the Weston Homes Stadium on Wednesday evening (8pm).

Peterborough United welcome Oxford United to the Weston Homes Stadium for the Sky Bet League One play-off second leg on Wednesday evening (8pm) with Darren Ferguson’s men looking to overturn a narrow 1-0 deficit. 

Elliott Moore’s second half header was the difference between the two sides at the Kassam Stadium on Saturday night. Posh finished fourth in the regular season with Oxford one place behind them in the league table. Oxford have won both games at the Kassam between the two sides with Posh running out 3-0 winners at the Weston Homes Stadium.


Posh boss Darren Ferguson has a decision to make over his starting line-up with Kwame Poku impressing as a second half substitute on Saturday. Ricky-Jade Jones could also come into the thinking while the game has come just too soon for Jeando Fuchs. 

Jacob Wakeling has been ruled out with an ankle injury, but Michael Olakigbe is available after injury. As for the visitors, Oxford manager Des Buckingham has reported no fresh injury concerns, ensuring that he will have most of his squad available for selection.

The 39-year-old is likely to opt for consistency and stick with the same line-up that started the narrow first-leg victory. Welsh forward Mark Harris will continue to spearhead Oxford’s attack after scoring three goals in the last two away games.


Rúben Rodrigues

After three very successful seasons with Notts County, Rúben put pen to paper to sign for the U’s in June 2023. Although born in Portugal, it was in the Netherlands that he began his footballing journey, with his first professional side being Wilhelmina Boys. He also played for Gemert, Den Bosch and Treffers before crossing the North Sea to sign for the Magpies in 2020. A stylish playmaker, he was on target in the 5-0 win over Posh last month.

Oxford United’s Ruben Rodrigues



“I am really looking forward to the game. I hope it is a wonderful atmosphere. It is a night game, almost a sell-out and the supporters can play a huge part, we need them too. Everyone talks about that night against MK Dons back in 2011 in terms of atmosphere, we need that again. Hopefully the fans can do that for us and we can play our part by putting in an energetic performance. We know what we have to do,” Ferguson said. 


There are only single tickets remaining inside the stadium. Supporters can obtain those tickets at and via the Weston Homes Stadium Box Office. Oxford fans will be housed in the away section of the North Stand with around 1,200 tickets allocated. The GH Display Stand is completely sold out to Posh fans.


Match passes are available overseas priced at £10 with audio passes available worldwide priced at £5 with commentary provided by Chris Dowsett and Nilesh Patel.


Posh ran out 3-0 winners over Oxford at the Weston Homes Stadium earlier in the season with Hector Kyprianou, Ricky-Jade Jones and Ryan De Havilland on target. 

Ricky-Jade Jones scores his goal against Oxford United



There have been a few connections down the years including Tyrone Barnett, Alfie Potter, Jonathan Obika, Jamie Hand, Phil Bolland, Isaac Buckley-Ricketts, David Oldfield, Scott Rendell, George Thorne, David Rush, Tony Spearing, Dave Langan, Ben Futcher, Kyle Vassell, Guy Whittingham and Marcus Williams.


Posh will be in their home kit for the game. 


If Posh win the game by one goal, the game will go to extra-time and potentially penalties. Away goals do not count in the play-offs. 


We would like to remind supporters ahead of tomorrow’s game that the pitch is for players & officials only. Under no circumstances should anyone enter the pitch before, during or after the match. It is a criminal offence to enter the field of play.


Andrew Kitchen is the match referee.

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