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PREVIEW: PETERBOROUGH v KING’S LYNN (Prem)

PETERBOROUGH wrap up their regular Premiership campaign with a local derby clash against King’s Lynn at the East of England Arena tonight (Thursday).

The Panthers already know they will be facing Wolverhampton in the play-off semi-finals, but are still looking to end this stage on a high by topping the regular league table.

Victory over the Stars will mean they achieve that feat for the first time at the top level since 2006 – when they went on to take the title in dramatic circumstances.

Panthers will operate rider-replacement at No.1 for Ulrich Ostergaard, whilst at No.2 Simon Lambert comes in as a guest for Bjarne Pedersen, who is back in Denmark for his Farewell meeting.

The Stars operate r/r for the injured Richard Lawson, with two away wins required to avoid the wooden spoon.

Peterborough captain Scott Nicholls said: “We got beaten by the better team on Monday, it was a night to forget, and we need to address what went wrong ahead of the play-offs.

“We want the win on Thursday, that’s for sure, so let’s just do the business and we’ll go from there.”

Stars boss Alex Brady said: “Of course these final two meetings in 2021 are important for spirit and morale, but 2022 is what we have been working towards for a while now.

“Let’s just hope we can go out with our heads held high with a couple more spirited performances and then if we can deliver what we’re hoping for over the winter, then we’re in for an exciting year in 2022.”

PETERBOROUGH: Ulrich Ostergaard r/r, Simon Lambert, Michael Palm Toft, Scott Nicholls, Chris Harris, Hans Andersen, Jordan Palin.
KING’S LYNN: Richard Lawson r/r, Ben Barker, Erik Riss, Lewis Kerr, Thomas Jorgensen, Connor Mountain, Kasper Andersen.