Darren Ferguson allays Ryan Bennett concerns

Ryan Bennett
Bennett joined the Posh from Grimsby in October 2009

Peterborough United boss Darren Ferguson says defender Ryan Bennett's current injury problems are not a long-term concern.

The former Grimsby man has missed two of Posh's past four matches with an ankle knock.

Ferguson told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire: "Ryan will be fit for Huddersfield on Saturday and we knew that ahead of Tuesday's game [at Dagenham].

"We've rested the injury and there's no need for any surgery."

Bennett has proved a key player for the Posh in recent weeks, helping them to four successive clean sheets during March.

He missed the recent draw with Bristol Rovers as well as Tuesday's win at Dagenham, where Charlie Lee deputised alongside Gabby Zakuani in central defence.

With Bennett set to return at the Galpharm Stadium on Saturday, Lee could switch to left-back in place of Tom Kennedy.

"At the moment we need to have Charlie in the team somewhere as he's playing some fantastic football," Ferguson said.

Kennedy has returned to Leicester for treatment after being stetched off at Victoria Road on Tuesday.