The View From The Opposition: Peterborough

DESPITE racing into a two-goal lead at Stadium MK on Saturday after an own goal goal from Ed Upson (which is currently under review by the Dubious Goals Panel) and David Worrall's strike, Millwall left Milton Keynes with just a point, after new signing Kieran Agard's double in five first-half minutes levelled the score. 

On Tuesday night, the Lions are on the road again, this time travelling to Peterborough United. NewsAtDen spoke to Steve Thorpe to get the inside track on the Posh…

Name: Steve Thorpe

Twitter: @leccymansteve or @FreeKicks

What made you become a Peterborough supporter?: You have to support your local team, don't you? I'm Peterborough born and bred. I started watching Posh in 1973-74 and we won Division Four. As a naïve 7-year-old, I thought it was always going to be like that.

The 2016-17 campaign is in its very early days – what is the aim for the Posh this season?: Promotion is the aim for every club this early in the season. The chairman is ambitious and, similar to Millwall, we have a club legend in charge. I believe he's the right man to push us to the play-offs.

How do you see Millwall getting on this year? They're one of the bookies favourites for automatic promotion: Millwall will definitely be up there. (Neil) Harris looks like he's got the team playing good football, scoring goals and the passion is back. Also, The Den is never an easy place to go and get points, so home form could take you all the way.

Which players will we need to watch out for on Tuesday? Likewise, what Millwall players do you believe your team will need to watch out for?: Marcus Maddison is our star player – he's hugely important to the team, creates chances and scores goals. Paul Taylor has re-signed and if he can get back the form that he was showing in the Championship, he will be a big plus for us this season.

It's too early in the season to know much about the Millwall squad, but (Steve) Morison is always a handful and (Lee) Gregory is obviously a huge threat.

Finally, a score prediction?: I'll go for a 2-2 draw. We have goals in us (although we didn't show it on Saturday) and we've been making silly mistakes at the back that Gregory and Morison could capitalise on.

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Mark Litchfield