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Barton: We'll have to be as good as we can be against Peterborough

17 September 2020

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Head coach Joey Barton sat down at Poolfoot Farm and answered all the questions the media had ahead of his side’s trip to the Weston Homes Stadium to face Peterborough United on Saturday.

Barton is set to take his side to face The Posh after winning the last four games, across three different competitions. The last of those games was a 2-1 win over Port Vale at Highbury on Tuesday 15 September, which earned the Cod Army a spot in the third round of the Carabao Cup and an opportunity to face off against Premier League side Everton.

Ahead of the trip down south, here is what Joey Had to say:

On the upcoming Peterborough fixture…

“We know we’ll have to be as good as we can be on Saturday to take maximum points. They [Peterborough] were very unlucky last year not to make the playoffs. I know we were one of the few sides that beat them when they were on a good run of form but luckily, we beat them home and away last season.

“I think if you beat Peterborough home and away and take six points off them, and you consider yourselves a side that wants to be in the upper ends of League One, then Peterborough are a very good side and have been consistent.”

On his squad…

“We’re really pleased with the level of performance, but we still think we’ve got lots of improvement too. Obviously, we want to take maximum points again - we need to do that at Peterborough on Saturday.

“We’ve got to pick a team capable of winning whatever games are in front of us. To be fair to the lads, they’ve taken to record to four out of four in competitive fixtures this season.

“We are full complement - we’ve obviously got Joel Coleman out and he’s a little bit more long term but apart from that pretty much full complement, no knocks from Tuesday night and looking forward to the tie-on Saturday.”

On the Carabao cup clash against Everton:

“It’s a nice tie, I was at Goodison last night obviously to watch both teams and to see who we were going to play next.

“You always thought it was going to be Everton based on the amount of ability they’ve got even if they rotate which they did.

“They’re rotating from Columbian internationals, goal scorer at the World Cup to Iceland captain who has played in the Premier League for a long period of time so it’ll be a tough fixture but for us, the eye will stay on Peterborough, who are a very good side.”

Watch Joey’s pre-match interview on our iFollow HERE.

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