After dropping their first League points of the season in a one-all draw against Doncaster Rovers on Saturday, Posh boss Steve Evans is likely to make changes to the starting line-up for the Checkatrade Trophy match at MK Dons on Tuesday evening.
Evans has named the same starting line-up in all six League matches while changing it slightly for the EFL Cup defeat at QPR.
The players that came in for the QPR match failed to live up to expectation with Posh shipping two poor goals inside the first five minutes!
Evans won’t be able to make wholesale changes as clubs are only allowed to make a certain amount of changes so it will be interesting to see which players remain in the side for the MK match.
We could see Conor O’Malley make his first appearance for the club this season in goal but it is expected the midfield and forward departments will see the most amount of changes.
Striker Ivan Toney came on as a second-half substitute against Rovers and was very impressive. He could partner either two of the regular pairing or we could see a debut for Jamie Walker who signed on the final day of the loan window from Championship side Wigan Athletic.
Marcus Maddison could also make his first start of the season after both wingers put in poor performances on Saturday while midfielders Louis Reed and Callum Cooke will also be hoping to start the match.
Chairman Darragh MacAnthony says each season he wants a good Cup run and the Checkatrade Trophy provides one of the best opportunities for the club to reach a Wembley Final. While Evans also wants to do well, he knows that promotion from League One is the main aim this season as he said to the Official Posh website: “I want to win the Checkatrade Trophy,” Evans announced. “But I want to win promotion from League One much more and that means getting some competitive match time into the players who haven’t been involved much so far this season.”
We all believe Posh have a much stronger depth of squad this season so the MK match will go a long way to see if that is true or not.