Ahead of Stevenage’s FA Cup tie against Peterborough at The Lamex Stadium this Saturday, we caught up with journalist Alan Swann, of the Peterborough Telegraph...
- A quick glance at the table appears to indicate that Peterborough are in the middle of an impressive season?
“They have been very good to watch for most of the season (until Tuesday at Shrewsbury at least). The front three of Ivan Toney, Marcus Maddison and Mo Eisa have scored some brilliant goals. Entertainment is usually guaranteed when Darren Ferguson is Posh manager."
- The Posh have been on a bad run of form of late with two away defeats in their last two games, what do you put that down too?
“The defeat at Blackpool was self-inflicted with two own goals and a dubious penalty conceded. The defeat at Shrewsbury was a shock to the system, not because they lost, but because how impotent they were going forward. Opponents have worked out the best way to combat the midfield diamond that Ferguson prefers to employ.”
- What kind of game can The Boro fans expect on Saturday?
“Peterborough will try and go forward at every opportunity, but I doubt Stevenage will as that could go horribly wrong. The first goal will be crucial. Posh have been very good when they get in front as they are good on the break.”
- Is there any major team news going into the game?
“Unfortunately, George Boyd is very doubtful on Saturday and could see Teenager Harrison Burrows replace him. Posh have no injury worries though and they will field their strongest available team.
“There will be re-union of the famous Posh 'Holy Trinity' of Boyd, Aaron Mclean and Craig Mackail-Smith. Mclean is now a First Team Posh coach.”
- Prediction and goalscorers?
“I will go with an away win with Mo Eisa grabbing the only goal of the game.”