HERE'S the latest news from Peterborough United during the build up to Sunday's huge game at Old Trafford against our very own Terriers.
DARREN Ferguson played just 30 times in four seasons for Manchester United and never scored a goal, but the Posh boss will be forgiven for feeling very emotional as he leads his team out at Old Trafford on Sunday.
This is the ground where it all started for the talented Scottish midfielder. His father, the legendary United boss Sir Alex Ferguson, handed him his first professional contract in 1990 after a successful stint in the Old Trafford Academy.
Fergie junior, a gifted midfielder, went on to earn a Premier League winners medal before suffering ‘anti-nepotism’.
Both managers will want their players to win the individual battles on Sunday, 29 May at Old Trafford. But who will win the most? Alan Swann assesses the 10 outfield players on each side, and compares the two goalkeepers:
Craig Mackail-Smith v Peter Clarke
A mis-match as the fastest, most athletic man on the pitch does battle with a big bloke. Clarke is a solid League One defender, but he dived in recklessly to concede a penalty in the play-off semi-final so clearly prone to lapses in judgement.
If Posh can free their top scorer behind the Huddersfield defence there will be no stopping him.
Verdict: Posh win
A clawed clairvoyant who tipped Posh to reach Sunday’s League One play-off final has taken his latest glimpse into the future... and it’s good news for Peterborough United!
Mackail The Mystic Meerkat has backed Posh for promotion from his home at the Exotic Pet Refuge, in Station Road, Deeping St James.
Staff yesterday (26 May) repeated an experiment which saw the furry tipster, named after Posh striker Craig Mackail-Smith, choose to eat from one of two tubs.
It was a repeat of an experiment which saw him choose between eating his lunch from a Peterborough United or MK Dons lunchbox before last week’s semi final.