To continue our countdown to the new season, which starts in 7 days, RoversChat will be looking at the teams that Rovers will be facing in the 2017/18 season. The second of two teams we will look at today is Peterborough United…
Name: Peterborough United
Manager: Grant McCann
Ground name: London Road
Nickname: The Posh
Star player: Marcus Maddison
Players in: Jack Marriott, Liam Shephard, Josh Tibbetts, Danny Lloyd, Steven Taylor, Ricky Miller, Micheal Doughty, Alex Penny.
Players out: Micheal Bostwick, Shaq Coulthirst, Jerome Binnom-Williams, Paul Taylor, Tom Nichols, Lee Angol, Luke James, Harry Anderson, Hayden White, Michael Smith, Mark Tyler, Dion Henry.
Peterborough United were formed back in 1934 and in that time they have endured spells mainly across the Championship, League One and League Two. The Posh were last relegated from the Championship in 2012-13 and have remained in League One ever since.
The Posh have won the Football League 4th Tier (Currently League Two) two times, and the Division 4 play offs once. Back before the new league format, the Posh claimed 6 Midland League Titles.
In addition, Peterborough have won League One play-offs and successfully gained automatic promotion from League One to the Championship. Most recently, they have triumphed to the Football League Trophy back in the 2013-14 season.
During the 2016/17 season, Peterborough United endured a comfortable, yet uninspiring season, finishing 11th in the league table – 11 points off Play Offs and 13 points off the drop. Peterborough will be looking to surpass last season’s mediocrity and push for the play offs, but with the league constantly improving, that task grows harder and harder for the Posh.
Peterborough have endured a positive start to their attacking standards during pre season with Jack Marriott and Ricky Miller becoming familiar with the back of the net. Their defensive quality may be under scrutiny as former captain Michael Bostwick bizarrely jumped ship to League Two new boys Lincoln – after rejecting Rovers for family reasons – and experienced yet unproven as of late, Steven Taylor comes in to fill his shoes. As a team to look out for, it seems like a season that could go either way.
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