Alan Swann’s Peterborough United player ratings as no-one delivered anything better than an average performance against Fleetwood Town

Peterborough United started the League One season in disappointing fashion as they went down 3-1 at home to Fleetwood Town at the Weston Homes Stadium (August 3).

Saturday, 3rd August 2019, 9:29 pm
Alex Woodyard in action for Posh against Fleetwood. Photo: Joe Dent/

Ratings Key: 10-Perfect, 9-Outstanding, 8-Very Good, 7-Good, 6-Average, 5-Poor, 4-Stinker.

Debutant goalkeeper might have saved the third goal and his captain wondered where he was when the second goal went in.
The right-back was hesitant throughout and rarely ventured forward. Conceded the corner for the first goal and the free kick for the third.

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A most disappointing display from a full-back who is usually full of dash and dynamism. No impact going forward, crossed poorly when he did.
Looked confident on the ball, but it didn't translate into anything positive. Blundered in the build-up for the third Fleetwood goal.
A surprisingly nervy display from the experienced captain. Bullied for the first goal, dithered for the second, looked slow and passed poorly.
Busy and hard-working, but too much of his passing is safe and non-threatening.
Industrious and more accurate with his passing than most, but generally forced too deep to do any damage.
Looked the most likely to make something good happen until Maddison came on. Denied a goal by a fine first-half save. Sponsors' man-of-the-match.
Ran hard as always, but still goes backwards/sideways when he could go forward.
The record signing was a bystander for almost the entire 90 minutes. No link-up play with his strike partner and one late header was his only attempt at goal.
Didn't get a lot of joy from two huge centre-backs. but supplied a neat finish to get Posh back in the game, albeit briefly.
Pepped the side up after arriving as a second-half substitute and created the goal with the only piece of Posh quality of the afternoon.