Peterborough United's Tommy Rowe managing groin injury

Tommy Rowe
Rowe has been a virtual ever present in recent weeks

Peterborough United midfielder Tommy Rowe expects to be fit for the play-offs, despite the recurrence of a persistent groin problem.

The former Stockport man has already spent time on the sidelines this season with the injury.

But he told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire: "The injury has been causing me problems of late, but I'm managing it.

"My specialist is like a miracle worker and he sort of masks the injury to put it right."

Rowe has proved an important player for Posh following the return of Darren Ferguson, playing various roles within their midfield diamond.

He is hoping to avoid a lengthy lay-off, but is set to miss Saturday's trip to Rochdale.

"I'll be seeing my specialist three times this week and hopefully I'll be back involved ahead of the play-offs," he said.

Rowe has made 31 starts in the league this season, scoring five goals including a spectacular strike in the recent draw with Bournemouth.

He has a year remaining on his current deal at London Road, but says he is keen to secure an extension.

"I've enjoyed my two seasons here and it's been great despite the ups and down, and it's definitely top of my wish list to stay here," added Rowe.