Pym back for promoted Posh, Taylor to have tests on recurring injury problem, guard of honour for Doncaster legend
Christy Pym will be back in goal for promoted Peterborough United in the final fixture of the League One season at Doncaster Rovers on Sunday (December 9, noon kick off).
Pym has recovered from the side strain that forced him out of the previous six matches. On-loan goalkeeper Josef Bursik has returned to parent club Stoke City.
Pym will be part of a young Posh line-up at the Keepmoat Stadium with teenagers Ronnie Edwards, Ricky-Jade Jones and Harrison Burrows expected to start. Fringe players like Mo Eisa and Idria Kanu could also start.
“Christy has been a very good signing for us,” Posh boss Darren Ferguson stated. “He’s enjoyed two strong seasons. He had a blip this season, but he had recovered well before he picked up his injury.
“It will be a different side, but it will be a line-up that can win the match. We’re not going up there for a jolly-up.”
Midfielder Jack Taylor will not be involved as he has picked up another hamstring problem, one that isn’t thought to be too serious, but the club will organise tests in the summer to see why it’s a recurring issue.
Ferguson met with his entire first-team squad individually today (Friday). The Posh retained list is expected to be made public on Monday (May 10).
“I had decisions to make and some were not very nice, but all the meetings went very well,” Ferguson added. “The players were very understanding.
“Barry Fry has already started working on extending some contracts.”
Posh intend to deliver a guard of honour to retiring Doncaster player James Coppinger on Sunday. He has played over 600 games for the clkub and worked under Ferguson at the Keepmoat Stadium for a time.
“I enjoyed working with James,” Ferguson said. “There is a mutual respect there. He’s one of the best pros I’ve ever worked with.”