Ryan Semple

Posh U21s to face The Cherries in their first trip on the road in the Professional Development League.

Peterborough United U21s return to action in the Under-21 Professional Development League (PDL) on Tuesday afternoon (1pm) as they face AFC Bournemouth at Wimborne Town.

The under 21s suffered defeat in their opening game of the league campaign, with a 3-0 loss to Colchester United U21s last Tuesday at the Weston Homes Stadium. The Cherries, who are competing in the PDL for the first time, got off to a perfect start as they won 2-0 away at Coventry thanks to goals from Michael Dacosta Gonzalez and Daniel Adu-Adjei.

U21s Lead Professional Development Coach, Ryan Semple, believes that if they improve in certain areas then performances will start to turn around and is looking forward to a tough test against The Cherries.

Semple said: “We will have to put our last two results behind us, they were a lot of areas we could have improved but, more importantly, we can improve on those as sometimes it’s just lapses of concentration and at a high level those can get punished. So, if we can cut those out, then we will be on to a good performance and hopefully a result at the end of it.

“They are new to the division and we have watched their game back, which showed they are a good side, move the ball well and have some excellent individual players. It will be a tough game, but also exciting and one we are confident of doing well in and improving on things from our last few performances.”

Updates of the game will be available on our Twitter account, @theposhacademy.