Vital Football

Latest Peterborough United News

Bristol City v Posh (Preview)

Bristol City v Posh (Preview)

The Championship finally gets back up and running this weekend and Posh will be looking to bring to an end a poor run of results.

Darren Ferguson will take his team to the West Country to take on Bristol City in a game that Peterborough need to get something from. After three defeats on the trot our position in the relegation places is giving cause for concern.

A draw would be viewed as the minimum result but a win would be most welcome.

With the reserves having beaten Southend United 5-0 in midweek, Darren may be looking to make a few changes and shuffle the pack.

We very much doubt that Boyd, Mackail-Smith of Mclean will be affected but Darren may make changes at the heart of the defence. Indeed, there is the suggestion that Krystian Pearce, on loan from Birmingham, may well make his first Championship start for Posh.

Speaking about the possibility and the lack of action he`s seen, young Pearce, speaking to the local media, has remarked,

'I did expect this move to Peterborough to give me the chance to play first team football. As a young player, I want to play as much as I can and it has been frustrating not to be involved."

'I know that in football you are not going to play week in, week out and I have had to bide my time. I have been to the manager and asked him what I can do to break into the team and he gave me some good advice."

'I am just knuckling down in training to try and show what I can do. It is difficult but you have to do your job regardless. If the two centre-halves in front of you are playing well there is not a lot you can do other than wait for a chance and then take it when it comes."


If he does play though, will it be alongside Zakuani or alongside Morgan?

Another position where there may be a change is left back. Tom Williams is nursing an injury picked up in training and Jamie Day may well replace him.

Although the table doesn`t lie, as Brian Clough once said, Posh need to get a result and the Bristol City manager, Gary Johnson is perfectly aware of that when he comments, ahead of the game,

'Peterborough will probably be happy to go home with a point, but I don't expect them to play for a draw and we have to be aware of their attacking threat."

'They have three quality strikers for this level of football. George Boyd, Aaron Mclean and Craig Mackail-Smith are very mobile, very hard-working and they have been scoring goals so we have to be ready for them."


It promises to be an intriguing encounter and I have this feeling that we may well come back to London Road with all three points.

I can feel it in my waters!


Bookmark and Share




Join Vital Peterborough

It's easy to register , simply click the link and enjoy getting involved (you can even win prizes!)

Message Board To visit the message board, click here. Get involved This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Peterborough.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:PoshPete
Date:Friday October 16 2009
Time: 2:56PM

Comments

0
Don't bank on it! City have been superb at home this season. 4 wins and a draw from 5 backs that up.
Tins
16/10/2009 15:22:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Peterborough United Articles

Bees To Host Posh In Pre-Season

Peterborough United have confirmed a fourth pre-season match against Championship opposition but this is the first Championship away pre-season fixture

Addison and Coulibaly Follow In Joe Lewis` Footsteps

Former Peterborough United striker Souleymane Couliably and defender Miles Addison have headed north of the border, just like former Posh goalkeeper Joe Lewis

Posh Sign Crawley Midfielder

Peterborough United have signed a midfielder from Crawley Town

Fox Heads To Boro

Released left back Andrew Fox has headed down the A1 to sign for Stevenage

Archived Vital Posh Articles

Vital Posh articles from

Site Journalists

mwl1967
Editor email
Profile
TomLea_
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

How many new players should Posh bring in this summer?
Suggested By:
04%
10%
22%
39%
448%
522%
6+15%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Wigan 46 24 15 7 87 37
P Burton 46 25 10 11 85 20
3 Walsall 46 24 12 10 84 22
4 Millwall 46 24 9 13 81 24
5 Bradford 46 23 11 12 80 15
6 Barnsley 46 22 8 16 74 16
7 Scunthorpe 46 21 11 14 74 13
8 Coventry 46 19 12 15 69 18
9 Gillingham 46 19 12 15 69 15
10 Rochdale 46 19 12 15 69 7
11 Sheff Utd 46 18 12 16 66 5
12 Port Vale 46 18 11 17 65 -2
13 Peterborough 46 19 6 21 63 9
14 Bury 46 16 12 18 60 -17
15 Southend 46 16 11 19 59 -6
16 Swindon 46 16 11 19 59 -7
17 Oldham 46 12 18 16 54 -14
18 Chesterfield 46 15 8 23 53 -12
19 Fleetwood 46 12 15 19 51 -4
20 Shrewsbury 46 13 11 22 50 -21
R Doncaster 46 11 13 22 46 -16
R Blackpool 46 12 10 24 46 -23
R Colchester 46 9 13 24 40 -42
R Crewe 46 7 13 26 34 -37
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Peterborough United Results (view all)

Peterborough United Fixtures (view all)