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Opposition Report: Peterborough United

A Detailed Look At Saturday's Hosts.

19 November 2020

Blackpool will be looking to build on their impressive run of form this weekend, as they return to League One action against Peterborough United on Saturday afternoon.

Peterborough, who sit top of the League One table, will be looking to bounce back this weekend, as they suffered first defeat in twelve matches against Crewe Alexandra.

Neil Critchley’s side will be full of confidence and looking to claim their third consecutive victory in League One, after previous victories against Burton Albion and Wigan Athletic. The Seasiders also progressed in the FA Cup and Papa John’s Trophy, after claiming victories over Eastbourne Borough and Leeds United’s Under-21’s respectively.

The Hosts

After narrowly missing out on the play-off places last season, the Posh have started the 20/21 season in fine form as they look to build on their foundations from last campaign. Darren Ferguson’s side have won six of their last seven games in League One, and remain unbeaten at the Weston Homes stadium since September.

Ferguson has had a busy summer in the hope of guiding his side towards the play-offs this time around. Jonson Clarke-Harris joined from League One counterparts Bristol Rovers to bolster the Posh’s attacking options, whilst Sammie Szmodics also joined the ranks from Bristol City. The Club also managed to keep hold of their star man, Siriki Dembélé.

Key Player

A talented forward known for his blistering pace, Dembélé joined the Posh from Grimsby Town in 2018. A former product of the Nike Football Academy, the 24-year-old has already netted six goals in all competitions this season, including a hat-trick against Shrewsbury Town in October.

The Manager

A familiar face to the Peterborough United faithful, Darren Ferguson was appointed as Peterborough United manager for the third time in 2019, having previously managed the club on two other occasions.

The 48-year-old, who is the son of former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, made over 250 appearances for Wrexham in his playing career, before retiring in 2007 to pursue his coaching ambitions.

In his first spell at the club, Ferguson led the Posh to automatic promotion to the Championship, before joining Preston North End in 2010 after leaving the club by mutual consent.

Currently in his third spell at the Weston Homes Stadium after the dismissal of Steve Evans, Ferguson will be hoping to repeat history for the second time this season and gain promotion to the second tier of English football with a talented squad at his disposal.

Watch The Game Live

Despite taking place behind closed doors, you can watch the Seasiders live in League One action from 3:00pm live on iFollow.

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