The Posh Weekly - 12-July-2017
Welcome to the next Posh Weekly as we look at the latest news coming out of Peterborough United, what their rival teams in League One are up to and general footie news.
SHEPHARD ADDS TO POSH NUMBERS
Right-sided defender Liam Shephard has put pen to paper on a two-year deal at the ABAX Stadium.
The 22-year-old was released by Premier League Swansea City at the end of last season but completed a successful trial as he impressed during training and also in the opening pre-season win over St Albans at the weekend.
POSH OPEN PRE-SEASON CAMPAIGN WITH A WIN
Posh got their pre-season campaign off on a winning start following a
4-1 victory at St Albans.
Former St Albans striker Junior Morias opened the scoring for Posh after being played in by new recruit Liam Shephard. That goal, on 43 minutes, levelled matters after Leo Da Silva Lopes had conceded a penalty after 26 minutes!
It was attacking pair of Danny Lloyd and Ricky Miller who captured the headlines though as both of them opened their Posh accounts via freekicks with the latter scoring the final goal of the game with a deft chip into the top corner of the goal following a header down from Lloyd.
LOCAL DERBIES ARE ORDER OF THE DAY IN CHECKATRADE TROPHY!
The disastrous Checkatrade Trophy has a slightly different look to it this season after the group were announced.
To avoid any lengthy travelling, all the groups have a "derby" look to them. For example, Exeter City and Plymouth Argyle are in the same group, as are Southend United and Colchester United while MK Dons are in the same group as Oxford United and Crewe Alexandra have a short trip to Port Vale.
As for Posh, they are in the same group as both Northampton Town and Cambridge United!
NEW POSH HOME KIT GOES DOWN WELL
Posh launched their new home kit at the weekend and it has gone down really well.
Jack Baldwin, Junior Morias, Ricky Miller and Gwion Edwards were the players on the cat-walk at Serpentine Green wearing the new kit.
OTHER POSH NEWS
The following are a few other pieces of news to come out relating to Posh:
Posh have extended sponsorship deals with both BGL and Princebuild.
Posh midfielder Chris Forrester had a bit of a cooking mishap on Monday when the frying pan he was using to do a stir-fry in caught fire! Not knowing what to do, he threw the frying pan out of the window!
Yes that is a frying pan and yes I did have to throw it out the window whilst on flames 😩😂😂 that's the last time I try cook a stir fry 🙈 pic.twitter.com/qUy0ZduWTE— Chris Forrester (@ChrisForrester1) July 10, 2017
POSH RUMOUR MILL
Following their takeover by Chinese company 5USport, Northampton Town have set their sights on signing non-other than Michael Bostwick!
Posh are on the look-out for one more signing which would conclude their incoming transfers.
|Peterborough United Fixtures|
|Sat, 8th July||15:00||St Albans City||1 v 4||Posh|
|Tue, 11th July||19:30||Nuneaton Town||3 v 5||Posh|
|Sat, 15th July||15:00||Posh||v||Queens Park Rangers|
|Tue, 18th July||19:00||Posh||v||Ipswich Town|
|Sat, 22nd July||15:00||Deeping Rangers||v||Posh|
|Sat, 22nd July||15:00||Lincoln City||v||Posh|
|Tue, 25th July||19:30||Posh||v||Wolverhampton Wanderers|
|Sat, 29th July||15:00||Stamford||v||Posh XI|
|Sat, 29th July||15:00||Cheltenham Town||v||Posh|
LEAGUE ONE ROUND-UP
Despite Posh being told that Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Luke McGee wouldn`t be available until August, he has now signed a three-year contract with fellow League One side Portsmouth!
There will be a splattering of young Premier League players featuring in League One this season. Bury have taken Tom Heardman from Newcastle while Alex Gilliead, also from the Toon, has joined Bradford. Forest Green have loaned Bradley Collins from Chelsea with Connor Ogilivie joining Gillingham from Tottenham. New Premier League side Huddersfield Town have also joined in the loaning of their younger players with Jordy Hiwula signing for Fleetwood and Tareiq Holmes-Dennis joining Portsmouth. Swansea City`s Daniel James has joined Shrewsbury Town while two Manchester United youngsters have joined Shrewsbury Town (Dean Henderson), and the Cobblers (Regan Poole).
OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST
Former Posh defender Gaby Zakuani scored in his second outing for his new club Gillingham against Dartford on Tuesday evening.
Another former Posh player was on target for his new club at the weekend. Tyrone Barnett scored a brace of goals for Port Vale in their 6-0 thrashing of Kidsgrove United…and he only played the first twenty minutes before being taken off as a precaution!
One-time Posh striker Francis Jeffers has joined Boreham Wood from Chelmsford on a one-year deal, with the option of a second.
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