Peterborough United manager Steve Evans is heading into this weekend’s clash with Wycombe Wanderers with a “plethora” of options available, he has told the Peterborough Telegraph.
With some strong performances by players in the Posh’s reserve side, Steve Evans is left with a series of selection dilemmas ahead of tomorrow’s game with Gareth Ainsworth’s Wycombe Wanderers.
Posh remain unbeaten on the road in League One this season, but could come up against a challenge as Adams Park tomorrow against The Chairboys, who have won their last three games in front of their home crowd.
“We’ve got everyone fit, so we have a plethora of options,” Evans said.
“We may tweak it in a couple of areas from the Burton game. We were very good for an hour there, and not so good for 20 minutes at the end, so that always comes into your thought process.
“There were also some really commanding and standout performances in the reserve game against Oxford and those lads have carried that form onto the training ground, so we’re looking into maybe a couple of changes.”
Posh manager Evans – who turned 56 this week – has also been discussing the physical threat Ainsworth’s side pose ahead of tomorrow’s game, emphasizing the presence of striker Adebayo Akinfenwa, also known as “The Beast”.
“Akinfenwa is a wonderful player who doesn’t get the credit his ability demands. He’s strong physically and mentally, and he’s got fantastic technique for his size. When I say his size, I mean he’s strong.”
However, Evans went on to add that this Saturday’s opponents have more threat than just target man Akinfenwa, pointing out that Peterborough United legend and Akinfenwa’s striker partner Craig Mackail-Smith also poses a big threat.
“But they’re more than him, they’ve got various options all over the pitch. They have one or two younger players that are attracting attention as well, as always, so it’s another tough game for us.
“Craig is a Posh legend, and quite rightfully so. I’ve never been fortunate enough in my career to manage him, but he’s a wonderful player and having met him on a couple of occasions he’s a wonderful human being. I’m sure the Posh fans will give him an excellent reception, and then want their team to win, as we all do.”