New Look Posh?

It’s only a month ago that every Poshj fan alive was either in the stands of Old Trafford or glued to their TV sets watching as 3 goals in 7 minutes sealed Huddersfield’s fate and propelled Peterborough into the Championship.

Since then a mass clearout has been announced and new targets have been in our sights. Already Paul Jones has put pen to paper on a 1 year deal at Posh, we have had the arrival of 2 loanees courtesy of the Ferguson connection in the shape of Scott Wooton and Ryan Tuniclife and signed up a new striker from United on a 4 year contract in the form of Nicky Ajose.

The close season hasn’t been without failure in the market though, with Jason Pearce escaping Posh’s grasp due to a pesky sell on clause to his old club Portsmouth. A reported record £1.2 Million bid was accepted by MK Dons for top striking target Sam Baldock and whilst this was accepted, the following saga meant that there was no way that Baldock was ever going to be welcomed into London Road with open arms ever again. This was coupled with rejected bids for midfielders Stephen Gleeson and Danny Green.

 

 

Whether the money gained in the sale of Craig Mackail-Smith is a blessing or a curse then is my question. Clubs are thinking a small club that needs new recruits and they definitely have some cash on them, in the form of the £2.5 million that Brighton paid us.

The next targets are shaping up and it seems that Josh Wright, Craig Alcock and Nathaniel Mendez-Laing are all on the radar. All fit the Peterborough United bill of young, hungry and talented, but with an average squad age of less than 24 should Posh still be looking at young lads or some established talent? It worked well last season with Grant McCann, maybe a few more veteran pros are needed to be drafted in to ensure there isn’t a repeat of Peterborough’s last foray into the Championship.

One thing is for sure, things are going to be very different for the London Road faithful this time around, whether that is a good thing is yet to be seen. 

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