MATCH PREVIEW: Captain Chris wants standards to stay high

Chris Forrester in action for Posh against Leeds. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.
Chris Forrester in action for Posh against Leeds. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

Peterborough United captain Chris Forrester believes the win and performance against Leeds United on Saturday (July 23) was a good omen for the forthcoming League One season.

Two quality goals from Shaquile Coulthirst enabled Posh to overturn a 1-0 half-time deficit and record a confidence-boosting 2-1 friendly win over Championship opposition at the ABAX Stadium.

Posh striker Shaquile Coulthirst scores against Leeds. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

Posh striker Shaquile Coulthirst scores against Leeds. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

Posh have two teams in action tonight (July 26). The stronger of the two will be at Championship side Brentford (7.45pm), but there will still be plenty of experience in the team heading for National League outfit Lincoln (7.30pm).

Forrester is expected to be at Griffin Park. He said: “It was a good performance against Leeds, but it was only a start. We need to show that form in all the game before we start the League One season.

“We certainly showed what we can do and what we are capable of achieving. We have set our benchmark now. We moved the ball well and started passing the ball around them, while Shaq scored two great goals.

“We’re all fighting hard to win selection for the first league match.”

Posh host Championship side Barnsley in their last first-team friendly on Saturday (July 30). They travel to Rochdale for their opening League One match on Saturday, August 6.

Posh manager Grant McCann said: “We have a number of games still left in pre-season so we have a few opportunities to get 90 minutes into players’ legs between now and Rochdale.

“There are still places up for grabs for the Rochdale game.”

Long-term injury victims Lee Angol and Brad Inman are expected to be joined on the sidelines tonight by central defender Ricardo Santos and winger Jon Taylor, both of whom are carrying knocks.

Brentford prices: £10 adults (seating), £5 adults (terrace), £1 under 18s.

Lincoln prices: £10 adults, £5 over 60s and students, £2 under 18s.