Head Coach Kenny Jackett has admitted that the team had missed the wing play of James Henry in the defeat at London Road on Saturday.
Henry suffered a groin strain in the closing stages of the victory over Notts County at Meadow Lane and he missed the following four games..
But the good news for Kenny is that his man should be fit enough to be included in the squad for the game against MK Dons on Saturday week.
“We have missed him but you can’t have all of your players fit all of the time,” said the boss.
“You do sustain injuries and in two of his three games since he’s come in, Jacobs has been very good.
“That was the reason we took him: He’s a player I’ve liked a lot and Kevin Thelwell had watched him a lot and we’re very keen on Mike.
“He’s done very well so we can’t turn around and say that it’s because of the loss of James Henry that we didn’t win on Saturday, for example.
“The squad has to be good enough to cope.”
Kenny acknowledged that after influential displays against Brentford and Tranmere, in his first two appearances for the loan signing from Derby County, Michael didn’t quite reach those high standards at Peterborough.
“Maybe that’s the case and although I don’t want to make excuses for any of us, but it didn’t quite work out for him on Saturday.
“He didn’t find that position or pocket that he did in the two home games.
“But overall I’ve been very pleased with him and at 22, he looks very promising for us.
“We fully expect James to be fit for MK Dons.
“It will definitely be an addition for us when he comes back because of how he’s done.
“Hopefully, he should be in full training by tomorrow or Friday this week.
“Matt (Doherty) missed out with tight hamstring – he didn’t feel right on Friday so we didn’t risk him on Saturday.
“I don’t quite know the extent of where he is with it at the moment but we expect it to settle down pretty quickly.
“I don’t think it’s any really big setback.
“In terms of producing chances and goals, the pair of them (Henry and Doherty) had a few goods games and you’d like to think they could replicate that type of performance and go on and form a good partnership.”