Assistant manager Eaden carries the can for poor defensive form

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Friday, 9am: Assistant manager Nicky Eaden has carried the can for Peterborough United’s terrible defensive record this season.

Eaden left London Road yesterday (25 November) after just over 12 months at the club. He was appointed by former manager Mark Cooper last season.

Officially Eaden left by mutual consent after a meeting with director of football Barry Fry, but it’s understood he had most responsibility for the defence in training sessions.

Posh have conceded 39 League One goals in 18 matches this season which is the worst record in the entire Football League.

Eaden was popular with the players though. He received a fond farewell when informing the squad of his departure.

Eaden said: “It’s disappointing to be leaving. I wouldn’t say it’s been an enjoyable 12 months, but it’s been an experience with never a dull moment

“I wish to thank the club for sorting out the details of my departure once it was agreed that I would be leaving.”

Posh boss Gary Johnson could not be contacted. He will now run first-team affairs with coach Mark Robson.