TODAY’S ‘23 in 23’ takes a look at Peterborough United.
WHEN DO WE PLAY THEM?
Home: Saturday 27 October
Away: Saturday 4 May
Peterborough United were formed in 1934 and achieved their dream of becoming a Football League club in1960. The club’s joint-record wins of 9-1 came against Rushden and Diamonds in the 1945 FA Cup and Barnet, during a third division clash in 1998.
Posh have been promoted from the current League One twice. They went up automatically in the 2008-09 season and won the play-offs in the 2010-11 season.
The club’s all-time top goalscorer is Jim Hall, who netted 122 league goals between 1967 and 1975.
Peterborough managed a ninth-place finish last season, seven points off the play-offs. Their strength was clearly in attack, with their 68 goals being the second-highest amount scored by any side that wasn’t promoted automatically.
However, Posh conceded 60 goals in 46 games, more than all but two sides in the top-half of the table.
Striker Jack Marriott, 23, scored 33 goals in all competitions for Peterborough last season.
The ABAX Stadium was opened in 1934. The capacity of the stadium is 15,314.
Around 73 miles separate Peterborough’s home and the Pirelli Stadium, a journey which will take just under two hours by car.
Steve Evans has only been in the Peterborough job since February. Prior to taking the reigns at the Posh, the Glaswegian had been in-charge of Mansfield Town, where he had won 35 of his 76 games with the Stags.
Evans has managed in 90 Championship games across his time at Rotherham United and a shorter spell with Leeds United. He won 25 of those matches and picked up 105 points. His League One experience is limited to just 58 games, although has been defeated in just 14 of those, winning 28.
His 12 matches at the helm of Peterborough have garnered four wins and two draws.
It has been a busy summer for Peterborough so far, with no less than nine players signing.
Striker Matt Godden, who scored 10 goals in 39 League Two games last season, joins from Stevenage, while defender Rhys Bennett has arrived at the ABAX Stadium from Mansfield Town.
Midfielder Louis Reed has signed from Sheffield United, having scored four and assisted the same number for Chesterfield in League Two last season. 22-year-old defensive midfielder Mark O’Hara and right back Jason Naismith, 24, have both arrived from Scotland.
Naismith joins the Posh from Ross County, while O’Hara has signed from Dundee FC.