Darren Ferguson is calling on Posh fans to show their true colours for the club's first home league match of the season.

Peterborough United boss Darren Ferguson is calling on Posh supporters to show their true colours for the club's opening home league match of the new season against Milton Keynes Dons on Saturday 16th August.

As the new Sky Bet Football League season kicks-off, fans across the country are being set the challenge of creating a ‘Wall of Colour’ at their side’s opening home league match. Fans can get involved by donning their club’s famous colours, as well as finding the most innovative ways to show off their love for their team through social media using #WallofColour.

Posh will be looking to kick off the new season in style, with the first home result often proving a useful pointer to a team’s prospects for the season ahead.  Last season, none of the 10 clubs that won promotion from the Sky Bet Championship, League 1 or League 2 lost their first home league match. Additionally, none of the 9 clubs that were ultimately relegated won their opening home game.

Ferguson is looking for Posh fans to play their part in getting by making London Road a sea of blue and creating a memorable atmosphere to inspire the team.

Shaun Harvey, the Chief Executive of The Football League, said: “The beginning of the new season is always a special time, with supporters full of hope and expectation that this season is going to be their year. 

“It’s great to see Darren Ferguson calling on fans to create a Wall of Colour at London Road and I hope that Posh supporters rise to the challenge. Every side will want to make a strong start to the new season and the three points on offer could go on to make all the difference when the trophies are being handed out next Spring.”

You can buy the new Posh home shirt online at www.theposhonlinestore.com or by visiting the club shop at London Road Stadium.