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PREVIEW: Peterborough v Coventry City

10 April 2014

Read our full match preview ahead of City's trip to London Road to face Peterborough United...

Venue: London Road
Kick-off: 3pm
Competition: SkyBet League One
Date: Saturday, April 12th

Coventry City travel to London Road to take on Peterborough United looking to bounce back after their defeat to MK Dons.

The Sky Blues went behind in the first half thanks to a brilliant volley from just outside the area from Dele Alli.

Carl Baker pulled City level thanks to a well-worked goal in the 57th minute but substitute Izale McLeod restored Dons' lead just six minutes later and sealed the three points for the play-off hopefuls.



Peterborough United will be looking for a crucial three points against Coventry City as they look to seal the last play-off spot in League One.

The Posh are in 6th position in the table, six points ahead of 7th place MK Dons, but have won just two of their last five games.



Darren Ferguson's side recently beat League Two Chesterfield in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy final at Wembley as goals from Josh McQuoid, Shaun Brisley and Britt Assombalonga sealed a 3-1 win.

With five games remaining in the season, the Posh will be looking to take another step towards an immediate return to the Championship.



City lead the way on the head-to-head statistics having beat the Posh eight times since the two sides' first meeting in 1961.

There have been three draws between the two sides.

Last five fixtures

26/12/13 Coventry City 4-2 Peterborough United, League One
07/04/12 Coventry City 2-2 Peterborough United, Championship
17/12/11 Peterborough United 1-0 Coventry City, Championship
06/03/10 Peterborough United 0-1 Coventry City, Championship
12/12/09 Coventry City 3-2 Peterborough United, Championship



Clive Platt

The 36-year old enjoyed successful spells at both Peterborough United and Coventry City.

Platt moved to London Road in 2004 and made 37 appearances and scored six goals.



After spells at MK Dons and Colchester United, Platt moved to the Sky Blues and made 67 appearances for City, scoring seven goals.

He left City in 2012 and he currently plays for League One side Bury.

Leon McKenzie

Leon McKenzie started his career at Crystal Palace and was loaned out to Peterborough United in 1998.

After being released from Crystal Palace, McKenzie signed for the Posh in 2000 and went on to make over 100 appearances, scoring 46 goals.



McKenzie moved to Norwich in 2003 and enjoyed a three-year spell at Carrow Road before sealing a move to Coventry in 2006.

McKenzie made over 70 appearances for the Sky Blues, scoring 12 goals before leaving the club in 2009. He has now retired from football and is now a Super-middleweight boxer.



Britt Assombalonga 

The Posh striker is joint top-scorer in League One with City's Callum Wilson with 21 league goals this season.

The 21-year old started his career at Watford and had loan spells at Wealdstone, Braintree and Southend United.



His form with the Shrimpers, where he scored 15 league goals in League Two, alerted Peterborough United and he signed for the Posh last summer.

Assombalonga has made 52 appearances for the Posh this season, scoring 30 goals in all competitions.



This is an all-ticket fixture so City fans need to buy their tickets in advance for the game at London Road.


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