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Preview: Bristol City v Peterborough United

Bristol City will be hoping to bounce back from Saturday's defeat tonight at Ashton Gate (7.45pm kick-off).

All the key information on Peterborough United can be found below.

PETERBOROUGH UNITED 
Posh started the season well, losing just once in their first seven matches and found themselves competing with City for top spot in League One until the middle of October. However, following a rocky run of form they dropped out of the play-off places and currently lie in 10th position. Renowned for their attacking intent, Peterborough have scored 38 goals this league campaign but their defence has come under scrutiny as times with the side conceding the same amount. 

MANAGER 
Darren Ferguson -  Son of Sir Alex Ferguson who started his playing career at Manchester United before spells at Wolves, Sparta Rotterdam and Wrexham. The 43-year-old took over at Peterborough following the sacking of Keith Alexander in 2007 and he gained promotion from League Two in his first full season in charge. He led the Posh to another promotion to the Championship but left by mutual consent in November 2009 with the club bottom of the table. Ferguson took the manager’s role at Preston in January 2010 and after just 49 matches in charges, he was relieved of his duties and returned to Peterborough two months later. Since then, the Scotsman has won promotion via the League One play-offs and the Football League Trophy. 

STAR MAN 
Marcus Maddison – A former Newcastle United graduate who was plucked from non-league by Posh at the start of this season. The 21-year-old left the Toon after failing to make a first team appearance for a similarly undistinguished spell with St Johnstone. In 2013, he returned to the North East to sign for Gateshead and he was a major contributor in the Tynesiders’ play-off season campaign, which was what saw Peterborough snap him up. Maddison has nine goals to his name already this year, with many scored from distance and he looks set to follow in the footsteps of George Boyd, Lee Tomlin and Dwight Gayle in going on to bigger and better things. 

OFFICIALS 
Christopher Sarginson is the the man in the middle, assisted by Adam Bromley and Adam Hopkins. The fourth official will be Andrew Bennett. 

TICKETS 
Pay on the night. 

LAST TIME OUT 
Peterborough United 0-3 Bristol City – City put on a show for the Sky cameras and cruised to victory. Luke Freeman opened the scoring with a left-footed effort inside the box and Aaron Wilbraham doubled the lead with a close range header five minutes later. The former added another from 20 yards in the second half. 

LAST SEASON 
League One: 6th (lost in the play-offs to Leyton Orient) 
FA Cup: Third round (lost to Kidderminster Harriers) 
Capital One Cup: Third round (lost to Sunderland) 
Johnstone’s Paint Trophy: Winners 

DID YOU KNOW?
Due to the formation of the Premier League, Posh went from Division Four to Division One in just two seasons.

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