2009/10 Championship Preview: Peterborough United

Last updated : 16 July 2009 By @blades_mad1889

Peterborough United vs Swindon Town: Dominic Green (right) challenges with former Blade Jon-Paul McGovern (left).

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The Posh are no doubt in ecstasy after seeing their team win promotion two seasons on the trot, though its unlikely that they will make it a third - though must be some sort of a record if they was to do a treble promotion.

Under manager Darren Ferguson (son of Sir Alex) they have become a vibrant squad and very useful in attack, this season will be all about mid-table obscurity, which no doubt they will achieve this. Craig Mackail-Smith nabbed 26 goals last season and this time should see double figures again.

It will be interesting to see if the London Road club manage to recruit one or two players on loan from Manchester United; but Mr. Ferguson has already delved into the transfer market and has acquired Lee Fecklington (Lincoln City), Tommy Rowe (Stockport County) and Toumani Diagouraga (Hereford United), whilst Mark Tyler (Luton Town), Chris Westwood (Wycombe Wanderers), Lewis Webb, Darren Gourlay and Danny Blachett have all left the club.

Blades-Mad Predicted Finish: 16th (decent first season)

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2008-09 Players Statistics

Player NamePositionDoB#AppsGoals
Rowe, Tommy
Midfield24 Sep 1988tbc00
Lewis, Joe
Goal06 Oct 19871530
Martin, Russell
Midfield04 Jan 19862521
Blackett, Shane
Midfield03 Oct 198237 (+4)0
Morgan, Craig
Defence18 Jun 1985433 (+1)0
Westwood, Chris
Defence13 Feb 1977511 (+7)0
Lee, Charlie
Midfield05 Jan 1987645 (+5)5
Rendell, Scott
Forward21 Oct 198672 (+3)1
Frecklington, Lee
Midfield08 Sep 198582 (+5)0
McLean, Aaron
Forward25 May 1983945 (+3)19
Boyd, George
Midfield02 Oct 1985105310
Keates, Dean
Midfield30 Jun 19781143 (+1)5
Mackail-Smith, Craig
Forward25 Feb 19841249 (+4)26
McKeown, James
Goal24 Jul 1989130 (+1)0
Hatch, Liam
Forward03 Apr 1982140 (+2)0
Coutts, Paul
Midfield22 Jul 19881539 (+3)0
Howe, Rene
Forward22 Oct 19861600
Day, Jamie
Midfield07 May 19861750
Whelpdale, Chris
Midfield27 Jan 19871831 (+12)7
Charnock, Kieran
Defence03 Aug 19841920
Potter, Alfie
Midfield09 Jan 19892000
Williams, Tom
Defence08 Jul 19802127 (+3)0
Torres, Sergio Raul
Forward08 Nov 19832212 (+6)1
Crook, Billy
Midfield23 Aug 19902300
Batt, Shaun
Midfield22 Feb 19872412 (+24)2
Green, Dominic
Midfield05 Jul 1989255 (+14)1
Zakuani, Gaby
Defence31 May 198626371
Wright, Ben
Forward10 Aug 1988270 (+1)0
Braham-Barrett, Craig
Webb, Lewis
Gaughran, Sam
Midfield29 Jan 19903100
Andrew, Danny
Blanchett, Danny
Defence12 Mar 1988333 (+1)0
Tyler, Mark
Goal02 Apr 19773400
Appiah, Kwesi
Forward12 Aug 19903800

* Statistics up to and including 26 May 2009