POSH LATEST: Chairman pledges to bolster his injury-hit Peterborough United squad

Key Posh player Michael Bostwick has picked up an injury. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.
Key Posh player Michael Bostwick has picked up an injury. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.
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Peterborough United chairman Darragh MacAnthony has pledged to bolster his injury-hit playing squad with new signings in the January transfer window.

Posh suffered another key injury in yesterday’s (December 28) 2-0 League One defeat at leaders Walsall as central defender Michael Bostwick limped off with a muscle injury which is expected to keep him on the sidelines for several weeks.

Posh chairman Darragh MacAnthony (left) with chief executive officer Bob Symns at Walsall. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

Posh chairman Darragh MacAnthony (left) with chief executive officer Bob Symns at Walsall. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

Bostwick joins fellow central defenders Shaun Brisley and Gaby Zakuani on the Posh injury list. Zakuani is not expected back until the end of February.

Posh have now lost two of their first-choice back four in the last couple of weeks as on-loan left-back Callum Elder had an operation on a foot injury at the weekend and will not return to action until March.

Full-back Kgosi Ntlhe, midfielder Jermaine Anderson and striker Joe Gormley are other long-term injury victims, although Ntlhe could be back next month.

But MacAnthony went on Twitter this morning (December 29) to confirm the club will be recruiting. He also insisted he was excited about the Posh prospects for 2016. He said: “The squad’s been tested to its limits with constant injuries, but fair play to them, they get on and keep trying to entertain our fans.

“We will strengthen in January, in areas we are now depleted, and this superb young squad will keep going. I’m excited about 2016 Posh fans!

“It’s been a frustrating December with two wins in five games, but our football has been good and we have created loads of chances.

“It was a cracking game yesterday against a good Walsall team. Not taking our chances and another injury at the wrong time to ‘Bossie’ killed us!”

The defeat at the Banks’s Stadium meant Posh finish 2015 in sixth place, but they have a tough January with four matches against fellow League One promotion candidates in succession, starting with a trip to Sheffield United on Saturday (January 2).