Posh boss set to keep faith with under-fire goalkeeper, but others might not be so lucky

Posh boss Darren Ferguson looks set to keep the faith in beleagured goalkeeper Christy Pym.

Wednesday, 24th March 2021, 2:53 pm
Christy Pym has just dropped a corner and Blackpool are about to win a penalty. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

Pym continued his poor run of form in last night’s 3-1 defeat at Blackpool (March 23). His failure to grab a corner led to a penalty for handball against Ethan Hamilton and enabled the home side to take a 2-1 lead early in the second-half.

Pym has now made arguably been at fault for goals in five of the last seven League One matches, but Ferguson insists he will pick him for Saturday’s must-win League One home game against Accrington Stanley (March 27).

There could be other changes though after a run of five points in six matches has left second-placed Posh vulnerable to the chasing pack.

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Star forward Siriki Dembele was substituted last night and walked off the pitch holding his back. He’s had a problem ib that area for a while now.

“Christy is a very good goalkeeper, but he’s going through a bad time right now,” Ferguson stated.

“He made a big mistake last night. He knows that, but I will stick by him. It’s up to me to get his confidence up. He lost control of the corner that led to the second goal and I think he could have saved the first goal as well.

“I had a long journey home after Blackpool and I had to use it to give plenty of thought to my team selection.

“I also do that, but I now might have to look towards using the squad.

“I have a good group of players here, I have faith in them to get us where we want to be.

“We will get back at it on Thursday. My job is to pick the players up quickly. Every game is so important, but the bottom line is we still have a right chance of going up as long as we end this bad run straight away.”