Walsall vs Peterborough preview
Last Updated: 26/04/19 12:15pm
Walsall will hope Adam Chambers can make a late return to contribute to their League One survival fight.
The club captain has not played since being substituted at half-time in the season's opening game but is back in training ahead of Saturday's crucial clash with Peterborough.
The Saddlers, winless in their last eight games, are second bottom of Sky Bet League One and four points from safety with two games left, meaning they will be relegated if they lose the game. Caretaker manager Martin O'Connor will definitely be without Kory Roberts (broken leg).
Peterborough could be without defenders Ryan Tafazolli and Ben White after they missed the draw with Sunderland. Tafazolli is battling a knee problem while loanee White is struggling with an ankle injury.
Posh are still chasing a play-off spot and are three points behind the top six with a game in hand. A 1-1 draw with Sunderland kept them in the hunt for promotion from League One.
Walsall are unbeaten in their last five home league encounters with Peterborough (W3 D2), conceding just once in this run, with that goal coming last time out in a 1-1 draw.
After winning four successive league games against Walsall in October 2008 and January 2011, Peterborough have only managed one victory in the following 11 matches (D7 L3), although that win came last season.
Since the start of 2019, only Bolton (15) and Yeovil (15) have suffered more league defeats across the top four tiers of English Football than Walsall (P19 W3 D2 L14).
Since losing three consecutive league games in March, Peterborough have gone five matches unbeaten in League One (W3 D2), conceding just two goals in the process.
No League One player has been directly involved in more goals as a substitute than Peterborough's Ivan Toney in the competition in 2018-19 (6 - 2 goals, 4 assists).