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In focus: Peterborough United

14 June 2016

Ahead of the 2016/17 Sky Bet League One campaign, takes a look at the teams MK Dons will face next season.

Next up is Peterborough United, whom the Dons renew their rivalry with this campaign.

Founded: 1934
Nickname: Posh
Mascot: Peter Burrow
Stadium: ABAX Stadium (Capacity 14,084)
Home colours: Blue shirts, white shorts, blue socks

Twitter: @theposhofficial
Facebook: Peterborough United

Peterborough appointed Grant McCann as manage in May, after taking temporary charge of the London Round outfit at the back end of the 2015/16 season.

The former Northern Ireland international made over 120 appearances for Posh as a player, winning promotion with them in 2010/11.

This will be his first season in management.

Key and notable players
Midfielder Marcus Maddison was named Posh’s Player of the Year last season after netting 13 times and providing just as many assists in 46 appearances. He was one of three players to reach double-figure goals along with winger Jon Taylor and striker Lee Angol.

Wide-man Taylor was Peterborough’s leading appearance-maker in 2015/16, ahead of Maddison, goalkeeper Ben Alnwick, defenders Ricardo Santos as well as Michael Smith and midfielders Michael Bostwick and Chris Forrester, all of whom featured over 40 times.

Last season
Posh finished 13th in Sky Bet League One last season, their lowest finish since their Championship campaign of 2012/13.

After a tough start – one which resulted in the departure of boss Dave Robertson – Peterborough picked up form following the appointment of Graham Westley, however a disappointing run after Christmas saw him depart London Road in late April.

Former midfielder McCann took temporary charge for the final two matches and led the Posh to two wins.

Peterborough parted company with a number of players following their disappointing 2015/16 season, including defender Gabriel Zakuani following more than seven years at the ABAX Stadium.

Fellow defenders Shaun Brisley and Andrew Fox have also been told they can leave Posh, along with strikers Souleymane Coulibaly, Kyle Vassell and Jack Friend. Defender Kgosi Ntlhe is also set to depart after rejecting two contract offers from the Sky Bet League 1 side.

In terms of incomings, Posh have completed just the one signing, that of defender Hayden White from Bolton Wanderers. The 21-year-old defender has signed a two-year contract following his release by the Trotters.

Head to head
Dons wins: 7
Last Dons win: 3-0, 21 Feb 2015 (Stadium MK)
Biggest win: 3-0, 21 Feb 2015 (Stadium MK); 3-0, 30 Apr 2005 (ABAX Stadium); 3-0, 24 Aug 2004 (ABAX Stadium)

. Watch MK Dons take on Peterborough United at Stadium MK in 2016/17, as well as 22 other home League One matches, by becoming a Season Ticket holder.

Adult Season Tickets are priced from £28 a month while under-21s can enjoy the full campaign from just £12.34 a month. Under-18 Season Tickets are priced from only £2.50 a month and under-12s can go FREE with a Young Dons membership.

To purchase a Season Ticket visit the Box Office at Stadium MK/kiosk at centre:mk or call 0333 200 5343. You can also download an application form and post it to Box Office, Stadium MK, Stadium Way, Milton Keynes, MK1 1ST

The fixtures for the 2016/17 Sky Bet League One campaign will be announced at 9am on Wednesday 22 June.
2016/17 MATCHES

Jimmy Bullard, Drewe Broughton, Jonson Clarke-Harris, Adam Clayton, Sol Davis, Jake Livermore, Izale McLeod, Craig Morgan, Clive Platt, Jude Stirling.
Played for both

Biggest Peterborough win: 4-0, 10 Mar 2007 (ABAX Stadium)
Last Peterborough win: 3-2, 16 Aug 2014 (ABAX Stadium)
Peterborough wins: 9

Last draw: 0-0, 20 Jan 2009 (ABAX Stadium)
Draws: 3

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