Posh have had transfer targets in mind since January

Peterborough United co-owner Darragh MacAnthony has revealed the recruitment process for the 2021-22 season started last January.

Wednesday, 21st April 2021, 4:08 pm
Posh transfer brains Darragh MacAnthony (right) and Barry Fry.
Posh transfer brains Darragh MacAnthony (right) and Barry Fry.

MacAnthony gave an insight into his club’s transfer market tactics during the latest edition (April 21) of his popular ‘Hard Truth’ podcast.

Posh are currently compiling two lists, one for Championship football and another for League One

“In recruitment it’s important to stay ahead of the competition,” MacAnthony stated. “We’ve been compiling two lists since January and they are very different lists because the standard of the Championship is so different to the standard of League One.

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“Those lists are changing all the time. When we know what division we are in we will have a recruitment meeting some time in May and finalise a list of four players for each position and then myself and Barry Fry will get to work.

“We had Barry out at the weekend having final looks at players and I’ll probably go and look at a couple myself soon.

“I’ve been looking at a lot of video footage lately as well.

“We’ve also been taking plenty of calls about our players so although the season is coming to an end we are about to get very busy.

“Our scouting process is very thorough. I expect my scouts to multi-task. They will go and look at a certain player, but if anyone else catches their eye I want to know about them.

“I also like to know about a target’s body language when he’s subbed or when he’s sat in the stands.”

Fry has dismissed reports that Swindon Town midfielder Scott Twine is among the Posh targets.

The 21 year-old was linked with Posh in a national newspaper last weekend.