During this Summer’s transfer window, Peterborough FC have brought in eight new players to strengthen their squad for the 2019/20 season, including Bristol City striker Mo Eisa for an undisclosed club record fee...
The diverse positions of the newly added players gives The Posh an increased squad depth for the upcoming League One season. With only four players having departed the club in the window so far, Peterborough look to be a good test for The Boro in their first pre-season clash at The Lamex Stadium.
Manager Darren Ferguson, appointed in January, makes his first visit to The Lamex with Peterborough, having previously visited twice with old club Doncaster Rovers. Ferguson got the better of Boro on both occasions, including a 3-4 thriller at The Lamex Stadium in 2017. Upon his return, Dino Maamria will hope to overturn the club’s run of form against Ferguson and to provide a positive performance for the home crowd to enjoy.
So far in Peterborough’s pre-season they are undefeated having won their opening three games. They started with a 2-0 win over St Mirren at the Weston Holmes stadium, following with a 0-6 thrashing of Stamford, and their most previous fixture being a 2-1 win over Kettering Town last Saturday. With Stevenage currently unbeaten this pre-season as well with three wins and a draw, the Boro intend to break Peterborough’s winning form and pick up their first pre-season friendly win on home ground.
The last time both teams faced each other was over five years ago during the 2013/14 League One season, with both teams enjoying 1-0 away wins against each other. The amount of time since the last clash between the clubs creates an unpredictable aspect to this fixture with little to draw back on from previous meetings.
Making his first return to the Lamex since leaving the club during last year’s summer transfer window, striker Matt Godden looks set to face The Boro in tomorrow’s pre-season friendly, this time in Peterborough colours.
The English striker joined Stevenage FC in June 2016, going on to score 21 goals in 43 appearances in all competitions for the 2016-17 season and in doing so, becoming the Club’s Player of the Year and Top Goalscorer for that season. Godden would go on to have another successful season for Stevenage scoring 14 goals in 2017-18 before making the move to League One side Peterborough. Godden’s return adds a little extra buzz for tomorrow's game with Stevenage fans surely eager to see their former star man.