Peterborough United star won’t be changing his ‘wild’ approach despite a two-game suspension

‘Wild’ Ivan Toney won’t be changing his style of play even though he will miss the next two Peterborough United matches.

Wednesday, 12th February 2020, 1:35 pm
Posh star Ivan Toney.
Posh star Ivan Toney.

Toney has been booked in his last two appearances to reach 10 cautions for the season and trigger a two-game ban.

Toney, who scored twice against Oxford last Saturday and against Southend on Tuesday to take his goals tally for the season to 25, is one of only five League One players to reach 10 bookings this season, but he won’t be toning down the aggression.

“I’m a pretty wild player,” Tony said. “I’m aggressive, but referees tend to book you for soft fouls these days.

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“I get frustrated, but I can’t let it affect my game and I’m confident the rest of the players will do well without me.

“I’m pleased for Mo Eisa who will now probably get his chance and I’m confident he can start scoring again at Fleetwood on Saturday.

“The manager gave me a rollicking on Tuesday after I got booked, but then told me to help win this game as I can’t play in the next two and I’m pleased I could help with two goals.”

Toney will miss away games at Fleetwood (February 15) and Burton (February 29), but Posh did beat Burton when Toney was last suspended in November.

Posh manager Darren Ferguson said: “I don’t want Ivan to lose his aggression as that’s a big part of his game, but it’s frustrating to lose him.

“However we built a strong squad for a reason and others will now get their chance.”