Peterborough United have already set themselves a high standard

Peterborough United have already set themselves a high standard of getting promotion without fail in the upcoming campaign.

The team could only finish ninth under the management of Dave Robertson, who was appointed as the caretaker manager after the Darren Ferguson. Rather than go for a new name, the club has decided to offer Robertson the opportunity to show his qualities as a manager. Since taking over as the full-time boss, he has brought in the likes of Jack Collison and Joe Gormley into the squad. These players are expected to fine-tune some of the areas where Peterborough United struggled last season.

The club started its pre-season friendly matches with a 3-2 win over Hamlet while the team also have friendly matches against the likes of West Ham and Ipswich Town between now and the start of the season. The opening game for Peterborough United will be against Rochdale. Last season, both teams finished level on points with each other and it could be a similar scenario at the end of this season as well. Captain Michael Smith says that it is no longer sufficient that the team just get promotion into the Championship for the first time since 2013, but they also need to play a beautiful brand of football.

“There were too many ups and downs last season. Anything but promotion is failure in my eyes. Towards the end of last season they were just trying to win games, but this season it’s winning with style.We want to play great football and put a show on for the fans.If it is a scrappy game and we win, I’m not too bothered about that, but we’d love to win playing comfortably, scoring goals, keeping clean sheets so we get the crowd with us and behind us,” said Smith.