Opposition Viewpoint – Peterborough

A bit about you:

Name: Scott Garner
Current home town: Peterborough
Birthplace: Wisbech
How long have you supported your team? Since 1987
Overview of your club:

Favourite thing about your home ground: The mix of the old and the new
Favourite match played by your team & why: Wembley 1992 vs Stockport County
Favourite player of all time who played for your club: Tony Philliskirk
About our forthcoming match against you:

Your favourite current player in your squad and why? Steven Taylor – hugely experienced defender who solidifies the defensive unit and will have a huge influence on Ryan Tafazollis Development this season


Player in your squad we should most fear and why? A difficult choice between Maddison and Marriott, however I’m siding with Marriott. His goals tally this season is impressive and is backed up by his work rate. He has proven he can score against Championship opposition and I’m sure will want to add goals against premier league opposition. His pace is a threat and he manages to pressure defenders into mistakes.


Player in our squad you most fear and why? Assuming you put out a fullish strength side then Mahrez is a player to fear. His pace is an asset that worries premier league defences and he can create on the left and the right. His delivery is excellent and he can produce sublime finishes.


Up and coming prospect in your squad? Sam Cartwright has looked an excellent centre half in preseason and reserve fixtures. He’s got great movement and is good in the air. Hopefully he will learn from the likes of Taylor and Taff and develop into a reliable centre half in the coming seasons


What is your result prediction for this game ? We’ve been so unpredictable this season it’s hard to tell. My heart says a Posh victory but my head says a 2-2 draw to earn a valuable replay.


What impact will the revenue for the game have on your club ? I’m hoping the revenue from the fixture and hopefully the reply will enable us to keep hold of Maddison and Marriott and support the push for promotion this season to return to the Championship


Any other comments? I’m looking forward to seeing the ground full again and generating a great atmosphere. Hopefully a fixture like this will encourage the City to get behind the team and help drive fans back into London Road to watch exciting football.