Posh chief in rallying call to his players: ‘Just remember how good you really are’
Posh co-owner Darragh MacAnthony has urged his players to remember how good they really are ahead of tomorrrow’s vital League One game against Accrington Stanley at the Weston Homes Stadium (March 27, 3pm).
After moving four points clear at the top of the table in February, Posh have picked up just five points in six League One matches to slip back to second.
A poor performance in defeat at Blackpool means Posh are now just two points clear of Sunderland who have a game in hand. Lincoln City, who are currently fourth, could move to within a point of Posh if they win at Oxford United tonight (Friday).
MacAnthony issued his rallying call on his popular Hard Truth podcast. He said. “We are not second in the table by accident. We are a good team with a top-class manager and I know we have strong characters in that dressing room.
“The players need to remember how good they are.
“I did fear the big clubs would end up getting promoted and some of them have made strong managerial appointments in recent weeks. The Cowley brothers going to Portsmouth is huge for them. What a great project that club is for the right manager.
“But I hope the players prove me wrong and get us up.
“We have to approach each game the same whether we are playing the top of the table or the bottom. Not beating the teams at the bottom and not winning away will not get the job done. If the players want to be Championship footballers they need to put these things right.”
Posh could be forced into team changes tomorrow. Star forward Siriki Dembele is struggling with a bad back so club record signing Mo Eisa could get the chance to score his first League One goal of the season.