POSH INTERVIEW: Westley hails ‘fantastic’ FA Cup draw for Peterborough United

Posh manager Graham Westley is looking forward to locking horns with Luton Town again.
Posh manager Graham Westley is looking forward to locking horns with Luton Town again.
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Peterborough United manager Graham Westley has described a second round FA Cup tie at home to League Two side Luton Town as a ‘fantastic draw’.

But Westley will ignore the hype surrounding the return of club legends Craig Mackail-Smith and Mark Tyler to the ABAX Stadium as he concentrates on ensuring a third round tie for Posh for the ninth time in 10 seasons.

Posh made it into round two with a comfortable 3-0 win at Burton last Saturday (November 7).

“It’s a fantastic draw,” Westley said. “We are at home on a pitch we know well and we should have a packed house behind us.

“You can’t ask for much more than that, but we are also playing a local rival who will also bring lots of spectators.

“In terms of the interest the tie will generate we couldn’t have had a much better one.

“I won’t get involved in the stuff with old players coming back though as my focus will be on preparing the team to win the game. I have a bit of history with Luton as my Stevenage team once pipped them to the Conference title after going head-to-head for most of the season. for

“Luton probably felt we were like a little brother. They wouldn’t have treated us as a rival even though we were near neighbours as there was no history between the clubs.

“Luton are a good side though and we will be getting ready for a hard game.”

The tie will be played on the weekend of December 5/6. Ticket price details will be announced soon.