Darren Ferguson

Posh open their pre-season friendly account at Stamford on Saturday and manager Darren Ferguson has confirmed he will utilise the full squad.

Peterborough United manager Darren Ferguson has confirmed that he will utilise his full squad for the pre-season friendly at Stamford on Saturday (3pm) with a different XI for both halves of action at the Zeeco Stadium.

Defender Ronnie Edwards won’t feature against the Daniels due to his involvement in the summer for England under 20s, but he is set to be involved in the behind-the-scenes friendly fixture against Championship opposition on Tuesday afternoon.

Ferguson said: “We will field two teams so that everyone will get 45 minutes and we will split both 45 minutes into two different formations. It is a case of getting minutes under their belt for the players. They have been fantastic in training since they came back and we are looking forward to the game.

“Ronnie won’t feature at Stamford, but he will play on Tuesday. Apart from that, everyone will be involved. We will take a couple of the younger ones in case of injuries and we will take a squad of 25 to St. George’s Park on Monday because a couple of the younger ones will be involved there too as it is a good experience for them.

“We have played Stamford a few times in pre-season, they always give us a good game, they look after us and I am sure there will be a few Posh fans there. The players are chomping at the bit to get a proper game, but for me, the priority for me is that we come away with no injuries, that is the plan for the whole of pre-season. People can get fixated on results, but it is about fitness and understanding how we want to play and the players know that,” Ferguson said.

It is pay on the turnstiles with admission prices as follows;

Adults: £8
Concessions: £5
12-18 years olds: £3
Under 12's: £1

Posh are due to debut their new home kit in the fixture. Squad numbers have not been allocated as yet and will be confirmed later in pre-season.