Peterborough’s main focus for this season is to secure a return to the Championship; they came close last term, finishing sixth in the division, but they were incredibly beaten by Sheffield Wednesday in the semi-finals of the playoffs despite winning the first leg of their last-four encounter 4-0 at home.
The Posh have since moved on from that disappointment, and they are currently up in third spot in the League One table, boasting 49 points from their opening 25 matches of the campaign.
Darren Ferguson’s side, who recorded a 3-2 win over Derby in the league on Monday, are just two points behind second-placed Bolton Wanderers and only four from leaders Portsmouth.
Peterborough will bring a 10-game unbeaten run into this match, while they have not lost in a competition other than the EFL Trophy since the start of November.
Ferguson’s team beat Salford City on penalties following a 4-4 draw in the first round of this season’s FA Cup before recording a 2-1 victory over Doncaster Rovers in the second round.
Peterborough head coach Ferguson is expected to name a strong side for this contest, with the team potentially unchanged from the one that started on New Year’s
Day.Ephron Mason-Clark is the team’s leading goalscorer this season with 11, and he is set to again feature in the final third, while Kwame Poku, who has netted nine times this term,
should also start.Ricky-Jade Jones has seven goals this season and is likely to lead the line, while there should be another start in midfield for Archie Collins.As for Leeds, Luke Ayling, Pascal Struijk, Sam Byram, Jamie Shackleton and Stuart Dallas will miss the match through
injury.The Whites will also be unable to call upon goalkeeper Illan Meslier, who is suspended due to the red card that he received in the clash with Preston on Boxing Day.Head coach Farke will make changes to the side that started against Birmingham, but there should
be another start for Crysencio Summerville, who is the team’s leading goalscorer this season with 12.Junior Firpo, Joel Piroe and Wilfried Gnonto are likely to be among the players introduced into the away side’s starting side for this FA Cup third-round contest.