MATCH PREVIEW: Strikers could fill their boots at Bedford

Teenage striker Matty Stevens should make his first Peterborough United appearance in a friendly at Bedford tonight (July 18, 7.30pm kick off).

Monday, 18th July 2016, 10:48 am
Updated Monday, 18th July 2016, 11:50 am
Matty Stevens should play for Posh at Bedford. Photo: Tom Stent.

Stevens, who moved from Barnet to the ABAX Stadium, missed Saturday’s (July 16) defeat at the hands of Norwich to attend a family wedding.

Posh will field a predominantly under 21 side tonight, although senior strikers Aaron Williams and Joe Gormley are expected to play after being left out of the weekend game against the Canaries.

Transfer-listed former captain Jack Payne has alsos been included in the Posh squad.

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Gwion Edwards in action for Posh against Norwich. Photo: Joe Dent/

They could enjoy themsleves as well as Bedford were beaten 9-0 by League Two side Luton on Saturday.

Jack Collison will take charge of Posh tonight.

Admission is £7 for adults, £4 for concessions and under 21s, £1 for 10-15-year-olds with under 10s admitted free of charge.

The rest of the Posh squad will be in action against a West Ham XI at the ABAX Stadium tomorrow (July 19. 7.30pm).

Gwion Edwards in action for Posh against Norwich. Photo: Joe Dent/

New midfielder Gwion Edwards should play. He came through his first hour of action against Norwich unscathed.

“I missed the first two games because of a little niggle,” Edwards explained. “It was nothing serious and I felt fine in the Norwich match.

“We matched a team who were in bthe Premier League for an hour and we probably should have taken the lead, but it was a good run-out and it should be the same again against West Ham.

“All the new signings have settled in well.”