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A Posh Day Out

Second and third go head-to-head at The ABEX Stadium.

Before the game against Bristol Rovers last Saturday had you said we would be in second position prior to the clash with Peterborough a week later, I think we would have snapped your hands off.  Two solid but unspectacular home wins against Bristol Rovers and Northampton Town have moved us into the automatic places and it is now a tough task to stay there especially first up against a well organised posh side.

Just the one defeat this season, the home side have won 5 of their 8 games this season and have bagged 4 goals on more than one occasion so matched with our attack there will certainly be goals.  In fact between us we have scored 31 goals so far this season and have conceded just 11 with 8 of those being conceded by Peterborough, and it is that stat that I think will see us home today.  Our defence has again looked strong as it did last season with Dan Burn running the show, but this season we actually have an attack that can score goals. 

Nick Powell was a big loss in midweek against Northampton but I thought that Gary Roberts filled in very well.  He will be a good signing for us I feel but he is just not Nick Powell which most players in this division aren't so we will always miss him to some degree but I think we have enough about us to ensure that that loss isn't felt too greatly.

I said before the defeat to Shrewsbury that you don't win anything in September, but I think if we were to lose another game against one of the sides at the top in the early stages then you could perhaps question our promotion credentials because we will need to have that big game mentality if we're to achieve our goal come the end of the season.  We backed that loss to Shrewsbury up with a big win at then second placed Charlton and have won two more games since then so maybe Shrewsbury was a blip but we will find out later today.

Paul Cook

"Now that we’ve caught up with the game in hand we’re delighted with the start we’ve made. Everyone always wants more but we’ve got to be realistic. Logic says we’re doing okay but we’re fully aware of the pitfalls that lay ahead, none more so than tomorrow’s game at Peterborough which will probably be as tough as it gets for us this season."

"The mood in the squad is good but I think most managers will tell you footballers are never happy, but they’re as happy as they can be shall we say!"

"They’re a good side and obviously the manager there has had a period of time now where he’s been with the players and that doesn’t half help. I think they’ve got 16 goals in the league so far which speaks for itself, and I don’t like individualising players out from other people’s teams but going forward they’re potentially as strong as any other team in the division. Defensively they’ve got great experience at the back now so it’s a good game for us and it’s one of those as a manager that you can predict will be a good game of football."

Peterborough United

After a few years of ups and downs from League Two to The Championship during our Premier League years, The Posh have now settled in League One with a few mid table finishes in recent years.  Having made the playoffs three seasons ago they will want to reach those heights again but after a positive start they will be hoping to go one better than they did in 2014 and seal a return back to The Championship for the first time since 2013.





League One

P 8
W 5
D 2
L 1
F 16
A 8
GD 8
Pts 17

Position 3rd

Last Game: v Walsall (A) D 1-1.

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