Posh preview: Bristol City will be a team of wounded animals

Peterborough United's Tom Kennedy. Picture: Peterborough ET
Peterborough United's Tom Kennedy. Picture: Peterborough ET
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TOM Kennedy has warned his Posh team-mates to beware a team of wounded animals on Saturday.

The left-back has returned to London Road on loan from Leicester after making the same trip on the same terms in the second-half of last season.

Latest Posh coverage and match reports: Bristol City v Posh, Saturday 15 October, 3pm.

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Kennedy is delighted to be back in the Posh family and is confident he can enjoy some more success at a club he helped into the League One play-offs last season.

But he is wary of taking on a Bristol City side who are bottom of the Championship table and who sacked their manager following a 5-0 drubbing at Blackpool in their last outing.

Kennedy, who is unlikely to dislodge in-form defender Craig Alcock from the Posh starting line-up tomorrow, said: “They will be like wounded animals tomorrow.

“They will be hurting about being bottom of the table and because they lost their last game heavily. The fact that they don’t have a manager won’t help us either.

“The chances are their new boss will be in the stands even if he’s not officially been named so everyone who steps onto the pitch tomorrow will be keen to impress him.

“We will have to be on our guard for sure, but if we play our game we can get a result.

“I’m just happy to be back here. I loved every minute of my time here last season and I was gutted to miss out on the play-offs after picking up an injury.

“But I’ve been fit for eight or nine weeks now and I’m raring to get back in action. I worked hard at Leicester in the summer to get myself fit enough to play in the Championship.

“Obviously Leicester are a club with the funds to sign lots of players and they should do well, but there’s no reason why Peterborough can’t go well as well.

“I’ve been at clubs like Bury and Rochdale who have over-achieved and it can be done with a good team spirit. Peterborough’s like a big happy family which can only be good.”

Posh manager Darren Ferguson is delighted to have Kennedy back on board. He revealed that he would have signed him at the start of the season if Kennedy had recovered from his knee ligament injury.

“There’s no doubt about that,” Ferguson insisted. “Tom would have been here in August if he’d been fit. I like him a lot a he gives us good balance and a quality left foot.

“His job now is to get Craig Alcock out of the side, but that won’t be easy. Both of our full-backs are playing very well at the moment.”