Peterborough United Live Blog: Cheltenham Town vs Posh- will this be the final game for Sammie Szmodics?

Peterborough United travel to face Cheltenham Town on the opening day of the 2022/23 League One season (Saturday July 29, 3pm).

By Ben Jones
Saturday, 30th July 2022, 4:35 pm
Harrison Burrows battles with Ryan Jackson. Photo: Joe Dent.
Harrison Burrows battles with Ryan Jackson. Photo: Joe Dent.

Grant McCann takes his side to the Jonny-Rocks Stadium to face one of his former clubs. McCann joined Cheltenham in 2003 after two previous loan spells at the club from West Ham. He finished with 179 appearances and 41 goals for the Robins before moving on to Barnsley in January, 2007 for £100k.

Today is Wade Elliott’s first game in charge after taking over from Michael Duff, who left to join Barnsley also this summer.

Posh are sweating on the fitness of Joe Ward and Nathan Thompson coming into the game and Harvey Cartwright is also likely to miss out with a thigh complaint.

A sell-out 1055 away following will be cheering the club on.

Follow all of the action on the PT live blog below.

LIVE BLOG: Cheltenham vs Posh

Last updated: Saturday, 30 July, 2022, 16:55

  • 3pm kick-off
  • Potentially Sammie Szmodics' final game for Posh
  • Cartwright, Ward and Thompson all struggling with injuries
  • Lucas Bergstrom set for senior debut
  • Wade Elliott’s first game in charge of Cheltenham

All over Posh win!

Last chance Cheltenham long throw.

Knight was a corner. Only 30 seconds to go.

Thunderbolt from Ebanks from range. Bergstrom only just gets down in time. Great save.

Posh see out the first few minutes. Good defending from Burrows and Ward.

Yellow for Freestone, Southwood hoofs the ball up from the free kick, Ward controls but Freestone flies in and it’s a blatant yellow.

It’s on target but an easy catch for Southwood.

Marriott lookig sharp, wins a free kick after popping up behind Raglan. 30 yards out, on the left.

All the loose balls falling to Cheltenham now. Ebanks looks to be in a good position after controlling a long ball but he’s offside.

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