Only five are still at the club, and three of those - Toney. Jason Naismith and Mark O’Hara - are expected to leave London Road this summer.
“I’m proud to have signed Ivan Toney who has turned into a special player,” Evans said.
“But my biggest disappointment was Jamie Walker. He is such a class player, but competition was tough in midfield and Jamie just couldn’t hold his place down.”
Loanee Adam King, who was injured before playing competitively for Posh and returned to his parent club Swansea, is not included in this feature on Evans’ signings as each player is rated ‘Hit’, ‘Miss’ or ‘Inbetween.’
SEBASTIEN BASSONG: From: Unattached. Apps/goals: 1/0 The ex-Newcastle, Spurs and Norwich centre-back seemed a fanciful signing given he’d been without a club for a couple of seasons before turning up at Posh.He did okay in his one start in the Checkatrade Trophy, but a long-term knee injury meant his stay at London Road was a short one. Worth a punt on a cheap short-term contract though. Last seen in Greek football. Verdict: MISS
RHYS BENNETT: From: Mansfield. Apps/goals: 63/4. This centre-back followed Evans from Mansfield to Posh on a free transfer, but some sturdy displays in his first season at the club were undermined by some clumsy mistakes. Darren Ferguson used him sparingly in 2019-20 following the arrival of Frankie Kent, but Bennett has been rock-solid when called upon. A terrific attitude, but has now been released. Verdict: INBETWEEN
ISAAC BUCKLEY-RICKETTS: From: Man City. Apps/goals: 2/0. A star of Manchester City’s youth team, this winger was described as a gifted talent with an attitude problem when he arrived at Posh on a free transfer. Posh didn’t see either side of him in two Checkatrade Trophy appearances and his departure after one season seemed inevitable from early on. The fact he doesn’t appear to have played football in the last 12 months suggests a wasted talent. Verdict: MISS
AARON CHAPMAN: From: Accrington. Apps/goals: 39/0. On paper the lanky goalkeeper appeared to be a decent free transfer signing. The previous season he’d helped Accrington win League Two and won the division’s ‘Golden Glove’ prize for most clean sheets. But he rarely used his 6ft 7in frame to its best advantage and lost his place a couple of times to inconsistent ‘keeper Conor O’Malley. Has now been released by Posh. Verdict: MISS