Peterborough United manager warns Rotherham United not to expect easy pickings from Posh this time around

Peterborough United manager Darren Ferguson has warned League One leaders Rotherham United they will be facing a much-improved Posh side at the Weston Homes Stadium tomorrow (January 25, 3pm).

Friday, 24th January 2020, 10:28 am
Action from Rotherham v Posh in December. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

Rotherham swatted Posh aside 4-0 at the New York Stadium under four weeks ago. It was the second in a run of five straight League One wins which has shot the Millers to the top of the table.

But it’s likely only five of the Posh starters that day - Christy Pym, Dan Butler, Mark Beevers, Frankie Kent and Ivan Toney - will start tomorrow.

And Rotherham will face a side who received a much-needed confidence boost by beating second-placed Wycombe at home on Tuesday.

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Action from Rotherham v Posh in December. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

“They blew us away at their place,” Ferguson said. “But we will be far better tomorrow, and we will have to be as Rotherham are an excellent team.

“They look like a typical Championship team. They are big and physically powerful. They get the ball into the penalty area as often as possible, but they also have some extremely good players.

“A few weeks ago people were saying Rotherham weren’t having a great season, but they are now. They have found some top form and they are scoring goals.

“They present a physical challenge and we will have to be ready for that, but we now have good technical players who can move the ball quickly and they can run so we will give Rotherham problems as long as we do things right.

“We knew we were in for a tough week playing the top two, but we’ve taken care of one of them and winning that game has given us the confidence to take on the team at the top.

“Rotherham are definitely beatable, especially at our place where we have been very good for most of the season.

“Obviously we will have to be much better than we were up there. We’ve reflected on that game this week and we lnow what we have to do.”

On-loan Leicester City player Josh Knight is available again for Posh after a lenghty absence because of injury.