Millwall's League One opposition: Peterborough

Name: Peterborough United

Manager: Grant McCann

Ground + Capacity: ABAX Stadium – 14,319

Sat Nav Post Code: PE2 8AL

Nearest Train Station: Peterborough

Odds: 14/1

Last Meeting: Millwall 3-0 Peterborough United – 20/02/16

Club Website: www.theposh.com/

WHENEVER Millwall and Peterborough United meet, goals usually follow.

The match at the ABAX Stadium last season saw an eight-goal thriller, whilst at The Den, the Lions struck three past the Posh with no reply.

Before that, memorable matches against the London Road outfit include a 5-1 Den defeat in 2013, a Harry Kane inspired 3-0 win in 2012 and a sublime 4-1 victory under Mark McGhee in 2000.

In 2016-17, Peterborough will be looking to build on a disappointing campaign last time out.

After Darren Ferguson's departure in 2015, Graham Westley lasted less than a season before being sacked by chairman Darragh MacAnthony after a 2-0 home defeat to Scunthorpe United on April 23rd.

Westley had lead the Posh into the play-off places earlier in the year, but the defeat left them 14th in the table.

The club have been busy in the transfer market in recent weeks.

Among others, former Dulwich Hamlet starlet Erhan Oztumer and commanding defender Gabriel Zakuani have left the club, joining Walsall and Northampton Town respectively, but they have bought well in return.

In addition to ex-Crawley midfielder Gwion Edwards, highly-rated Brad Inman has joined the Posh from Crewe Alexandra on a three-year contract.

At 14/1, the bookies see Peterborough United as a possible promotion contender in 2016-17.

If they are able to carry on their scoring form – they were joint-top scorers in the division with Wigan Athletic last season (82) – then they could be just that.

 

Mark Litchfield

(@IAmTheLitch)