Ahead of our final friendly before the season gets underway for real next Saturday, we had a quick look at our opponents Peterborough United.
Peterborough are in League One and have been since they were relegated from the Championship in 2013 despite a points total that would have normally kept them up. Last season saw them miss out on the playoffs, finishing ninth.
The universally-loved, all-round nice guy Steve Evans is in charge of the Posh these days, having taken over from the sacked Grant McCann in March, leaving Mansfield in the process. Barry Fry, who played three league games for Wanderers in the sixties, is still involved with the club.
Jack Marriott has departed the club this week, sealing a move to Derby recently. They have been busy getting players in over the summer, with 14 new signings, including Issac Buckley-Roberts from Man City and Jason Cummings on loan from Nottingham Forest.
The last time we played Peterborough at their place was in 2016 when we lost a league clash 1-0. I can’t remember what happened when we played them at ours a few months later. Absolutely no idea…
Results have gone well for them but the opposition has been suspect. They have won every game, except against the one team of any standing, when Portuguese top-flight team Maritimo beat Posh 1-0. The other games have been against non-league sides, and Louletano, a third-division Portuguese club which isn’t professional.