Welcome to the next Posh Weekly of the summer as we look at the latest news coming out of Peterborough United, what their rival teams in League One are up to and general footie news.
For the first time in a number of weeks, Posh saw no new players arriving but three players did depart the club. Other than that, it’s been a very quiet week this week.
BACK TO WORK FOR FIRST TEAM SQUAD
It was back to work for Posh this week as the first team squad returned for pre-season training. The squad featured nine new faces but not all the players trained together. A number of transfer listed players who are close to moving clubs trained away from the rest of the squad.
After the initial get-together, the squad then travelled to Nottingham University for 2 days of intense medical testing. Training will resume again next week at the Mick George Training Academy in Oundle Road before they have their first pre-season match at Stamford AFC on Wednesday.
SECOND PORTUGUESE MATCH ARRANGED
Posh have arranged a second friendly during their week away in Portugal. The first team squad go away during the week commencing Monday 16th July and will face CS Maritimo on the Wednesday, a side that finished seventh in the Primeira Liga last season.
The second match that’s now been arranged is against Portuguese third division side Louletano on Saturday 21st July (11 am kick-off).
You can gain free admission to both matches with the second match taking place at the Estadio De Nora in Ferrieras, Albufeira.
COMINGS AND GOINGS AT THE ABAX STADIUM
Players to have departed or arrived at the club since the end of the season are:
Aaron Chapman – Goalkeeper – Accrington Stanley – Free Transfer
Rhys Bennett – Central Defender – Mansfield Town – Free Transfer
Colin Daniel – Left Back / Wing Back – Blackpool – Free Transfer
Mark O’Hara – Midfielder – Dundee – Training Compensation
Alex Woodyard – Midfielder – Lincoln City – Undisclosed (Rumoured £225,000)
Matt Godden – Forward – Stevenage – Undisclosed (Rumoured £400,000)
Jason Naismith – Right Back – Ross County – Undisclosed (Rumoured £200,000)
Louis Reed – Midfielder – Sheffield United – Undisclosed
Siriki Dembele – Winger/Forward – Grimsby Town – Undisclosed
Callum Chettle – Released
Michael Doughty – Mutual Consent
Leo Da Silva Lopes – Wigan Athletic – Undisclosed (Rumoured £1,000,000 + add-ons)
Chris Forrester – Aberdeen – Undisclosed (Rumoured £200,000)
Alex Penny – Hamilton Academical – Undisclosed
Andrew Hughes – Preston North End – Undisclosed (Rumoured £200,000)
Ricky Miller – Port Vale – Undisclosed
Adil Nabi – Mutual Consent
Liam Shephard – Forest Green Rovers – Undisclosed
Idris Kanu – Port Vale – Season Loan
The following are the confirmed pre-season friendlies that have been announced so far…
|Peterborough United Fixtures|
|Wed, 4th July||19:30||Stamford||v||Posh|
|Sat, 7th July||15:00||Bedford Town||v||Posh|
|Tue, 10th July||19:30||Peterborough Sports||v||Posh|
|Sat, 14th July||15:00||St Neots||v||Posh|
|Wed, 18th July||10:00||CS Maritimo||v||Posh|
|Sat, 21st July||11:00||Louletano||v||Posh|
|Sat, 28th July||15:00||Posh||v||Bolton Wanderers|
POSH SNIPPETS AND RUMOURS
There has been a multitude of rumours and snippets of information coming out of the club this week. You can find out what they were HERE.
Other Posh related news are:
- Bolton Wanderers pre-season match free for Season Ticket holders;
- Will some of the transfer listed players end up back with former boss Grant McCann? At least one player has been hotly tipped to join the Irishman at Doncaster Rovers.
NON-POSH FOOTIE RELATED ROUND-UP
- Former Posh striker Kyle Vassell has made the move up again and is now in the Championship. The player who was blighted by injury and poor performances at Posh can now look ahead in the League above Posh as he settles into his new surroundings at Rotherham United.
- New Doncaster Rovers boss Grant McCann has appointed his former Scunthorpe United teammate Cliff Byrne as his assistant.
- Defender Joe Riley approved his move to new club Plymouth Argyle on his Wedding Day!
For all the transfers completed by League One sides, please CLICK HERE.