Peterborough United fans explain why Mo Eisa, Ricky-Jade Jones, Josh Knight or George Boyd should replace Ivan Toney

Peterborough United striker Ivan Toney’s two-match suspension has given manager Darren Ferguson a selection dilemma.

Wednesday, 12th February 2020, 11:51 am
Ivan Toney celebrates his first goal for Posh against Southend. Photo: David Lowndes.

Toney collected his 10th caution of the season in the first-half of last night’s (February 11) 4-0 win over Southend United.

He then went on to score twice to bring his season’s tally to 25 goals.

With no obvious like-for-like replacement in the Posh squad we asked fans through @PTAlanSwann on Twitter what team they would pick for Saturday’s (February 15) game at Fleetwood. Toney also misses the game at Burton on February 29.

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Here are the pick of the Posh fans’ suggestions as told to @PTAlanSwann on Twitter...

‘Same side with Eisa direct replacement for Toney - won’t be as potent but that’s the challenge for Fergie to manage. I just don’t like the look of these games that other teams have in hand - Coventry one point behind and three games in hand.’

@TobyWoody

‘Knight for Brown and Boyd for Toney. Play Dembele up front with Sammy and Boyd in behind - and try to keep the ball on the floor!’

@romysdad

My team: Pym: Thompson, Beevers, Mason: Ward, Brown, Taylor, Butler: Smzodics: Dembele, Eisa.

I would bring on Jones for Eisa or Dembele if one isn’t pulling their own weight.’

@EspieJaz

‘Eisa came on towards the end last night instead of Ricky-Jade Jones (RJJ) to give him much-needed game time if he’s going to start on Saturday.’

@fenlandposh

‘I’d go RJJ, but Fergie has to go with Eisa really, otherwise his head will go for sure.’

@craigbucks

‘RJJ for Toney only change in forward areas. Thompson for Bennett, Knight for Brown other changes for me.’

@DazMoody

‘Eisa for Toney, Thompson for Bennett. Knight is definitely pushing Brown for a start though.’

@poshpig3008

‘Same as tonight, all I would do is replace Ivan with Knighty. Knighty puts himself about and is more of a target man compared to Mo. Knighty is closest we have to Ivan’s physical side.’

@timtomizzi

‘Midfield Knight, Brown, Taylor, up front Szmodics and Dembele. Now that is controversial.’

@BrianSwann1

‘RJJ for Toney and Knight needs to start purely to replace the loss of Toney in our own box defending.’

@jason_jones75