ACCRINGTON Stanley manager John Coleman is aware he will have to dig into his squad as defender Ross Sykes will miss the trip to the Weston Homes Stadium.

Fulham loan defender Jerome Opoku will also miss the trip to Peterborough after picking up his fifth booking of the season against Ipswich.

Stanley's win over Ipswich means they moved into 17th in League One after dropping into the relegation zone.

“That’s why you have a squad. It’s a chance for people to step up," said Coleman.

"It’s hard as I don’t think all Jerome’s bookings have been yellow cards and Ross, he has pushed their lad in the chest not his head but it will be viewed as aggressive so it’s not worth an appeal.

“You have to take it on the chin. The thing is Ross has learned the hard way.

"He has been in great form and now it’s a three game ban so it’s a blow for him and for us. I think, though, it will make him a better and stronger player.”

Coleman has compared Peterborough to Oxford United and Ipswich Town with their attacking style of play.

Posh are flying high in League One and have notched 30 times so far this campaign - the highest in the league.

They also have the leagues two top scorers, Ivan Toney and Mohamad Eisa, at their disposal.

Stanley were able to register a draw against Karl Robinson's side and then handed Ipswich their first defeat of the season on Sunday with a Colby Bishop double.

“Peterborough catch the eye, like Oxford and Ipswich, they play an attacking brand of football and have scored loads of goals,” added Coleman.

“When they get it right they are very good. They have an exceptional striker in Ivan Toney and he is just one of many who will be a handful.

“They will be up for it but we are too, we will go into it confident having beat the league leaders on Sunday.

“We went there and won last season so we know we can do it.

“We know in football there is a large element of luck and we had the rub of the green on Sunday.

"I think we played as well against Rochdale the week before but we lost that game and then I think we got the breaks against Ipswich.

“But we need to go on a run now, we need to get our heads down and pick up the wins which I think our performances have merited.”