Steve Evans admits the Posh front four ‘terrifies’ him

Gillingham’s former Posh boss Steve Evans admits he’s ‘terrified’ of the attacking threat of his old club ahead of their League One clash at the Weston Homes Stadium tonight (April 20, 7.45pm).

By Alan Swann
Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 8:43 am
Updated Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 8:59 am
Steve Evans. Photo: Dan Mullan Getty Images.
Steve Evans. Photo: Dan Mullan Getty Images.

Evans believes his own side’s play-off hopes disappeared after they let in three goals in the final 20 minutes of a 3-2 defeat at Oxford on Saturday.

Defensive slips cost Gills dear and Evans knows Posh have better attacking players than Oxford. He has previously managed two of those threats, Jonson Clarke-Harris and Siriki Dembele. He signed the latter for Posh in his year in charge at Posh.

Evans told Kent Online: “If we are not matching runners at Oxford how do we match runners at Peterborough? They are a far superior side and make more runs. It was always going to be a worry and it is even more of a worry when we don’t do the basics.

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“I watched them on Friday against Northampton and they were superb. They won 3-1 and it could have been five or six. They are a much better side than Oxford and it terrifies me that they have much more pace and much more ability in the front four than Oxford.

“I loved Clarke-Harris when I had him at Rotherham and I loved Dembele.

“I have got enormous respect for the club we are going to play, from the chairman down to the manager and a lot of those players, some of whom played under me, they are a wonderful side.

“They have been wonderful all season, but my job is to come up with a game plan to make it a contest.”