Peterborough United currently sit in 2nd place in the League One table, after a solid start to Steve Evans’ first full season as manager. The Scotsman has built an almost completely new team at London Road and they appear to have gelled quickly. However, The Posh have still been on the receiving end of some significant criticism.

Supporters have grown worried by some of the defensive displays put on by Steve Evans’ side, as well as The Posh’s home form, as they remain winless in front of their own fans since their win against Luton Town back in mid-August.

As has been in past years at London Road, The Posh have been putting on some scintillating attacking displays, with new strikers Matty Godden, Ivan Toney and loaned in Scotsman Jason Cummings have helped Posh become the top scorers in League One. Goals and creative spark from midfielders Mark O’Hara and exciting winger Siriki Dembele have helped Steve Evans’ side rack up 30 goals in 13 games so far.

Manager Steve Evans believes that his new look side have come under more criticism than deserved, and that his side deserves more praise than they have been getting.

“Our problem is a couple of dodgy home performances is colouring people’s opinion of our season overall,” Evans told the Peterborough Telegraph.

“Of course we need to get better at home, but to be second in the league after 13 games, to be scoring so many goals and to be playing such entertaining football is a fantastic achievement from a set of players who by all rights should still be getting used to each other.

“For a team in such good form and one that is breaking records we don’t half appear to be copping some criticism alongside the credit we receive which makes little sense to me.

“I guess that’s way of the world with social media these days, but we will keep trying to prove our critics wrong. It’s extra motivation for us.”

 


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