Speaking after the game, Posh boss Darren Ferguson s admitted his concerns with his side's performance against Pompey, and revealed: “Even in the opening 15 minutes, it just didn’t feel right. Maybe we’ve made a mistake playing them two games so quickly together, they look knackered.
“We were too slow too ponderous, it was a poor performance in a physical sense because we weren’t there. Grant and Taylor in the middle of the pitch just looked shot.
“This pre-season, all the games have been away, which going forward I don’t want to happen again. This week we’ve had to travel to three away games, it’s been a long old week for the boys and it has taken its toll.
“I’m glad pre-season is out of the way, the situation with Covid was changing this and that, even today was a doubt, so I’m just glad to get it out the the way and excited to get the season started.”
Ferguson added: “It’s great to have him (Jack Marriott) back; it’s the first time he’s played a game for me, I’ve tried for years.
“You know what he’s going to bring, he is a threat. The legs just went just a bit after half time because he didn’t have the sharpness. He’ll come on from that though and I’ll doubt he’ll play in midweek now and instead have a full week of training.”
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