After their 1-1 draw at home to bottom side Bradford City, Peterborough United were heavily criticised by manager Steve Evans, and rightly so.

The home displays this season have been far from good enough, winning three, drawing three and losing three out of their nine home games so far.

If their home form matched their away form, The Posh would be firmly in the automatic promotion places, having lost just one game on the road this season, which came at Adams Park against Wycombe Wanderers.

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After the game, Evans didn’t hold back in his criticism of the performance, but has issued a rallying cry ahead of this Friday’s game against Coventry City at the Ricoh Arena.

“We have endured a bad weekend, but we fight on,” Evans told the Peterborough Telegraph.

“I know criticism is part of the game, but a lot of it has been misplaced.

“We are fourth, we are goal difference away from third and just two points from second. We have also made progress in two cups.

“If I’d asked anyone in July if that would have been an acceptable position towards the end of November with a completely new squad I doubt anyone would have said ‘no’, but expectations go through the roof when I join a club.

“Our next two games are at Coventry and at home to AFC Wimbledon and if we win both we will be averaging two points per game again. And they are definitely two games we can win.

“Obviously we didn’t play well on Saturday and ended up with a disappointing result. Days like that happen in football. It happened to Sunderland as well last weekend.

“I said in July there would be inconsistencies with so many new players and I’ve said it every month since. I said it when we were top of the table in August and it’s still true now. We will be a stronger side in the second half of the season. That’s been true of all the teams I’ve managed.”


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