Posh chief dismisses talk of his side ‘bottling’ promotion and delivers a public vote of confidence in ‘the best goalkeeper in League One’

Posh co-owner Darragh MacAnthony insists his club are not about to ‘bottle’ promotion from League One.

Wednesday, 24th March 2021, 2:57 pm
Posh co-owner Darragh MacAnthony. Photo: Getty Images.

Two dreadful results on the road - a 3-3-draw at bottom club Rochdale on Saturday after leading 2-0 at half-time and a 3-1 defeat at in-form, yet understrength Blackpool last night (March 23) - increased fears among the fanbase that Posh will miss out on promotion to the Championship for the eighth season in a row.

But MacAnthony retains faith in the playing squad. He even issued a public vote of confidence in beleagured goalkeeper Christy Pym after the defensive debacle at Blackpool when Posh conceded a goal in the first minute and two more at the start of the second-half.

“I believe we have the best goalkeeper in League One ” MacAnthony stated. “I have full confidence in him. He’s baled us out enough times this season so maybe the defenders can start baling him out.

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Posh 'keeper Christy Pym makes a great save at Burton in a recent League One match.

“Up to five games ago we had one of the best defensive records in League One, but we’ve seen some ‘Kamikaze’ defending in recent games. The Rochdale game saw the best and worst of us and questions are now being asked after a couple of ropey results.

“But this is the time of the season we find out who has the bottle and the right mentality for promotion. We think we have the right group of players, but time will tell.”