The Posh squad are training at St. George’s Park this week and have completed their first day at the base for the national side.
The weather might not have been inviting, but the facilities certainly provide no complaints as Peterborough United kicked off their training camp at St. George’s Park on Monday with a sharp training session on the Gordon Banks’ pitch.
The squad arrived in Staffordshire in the morning and after a whistle-stop tour around the facility, which included lunch, they were in the gym before making their way down to the excellent playing surface on pitch 12, named after the former England goalkeeper.
After the warm-up and a quick passing drill, the players were straight into a shape-based session before some small-sided games as the rain continued to fall. First team coach Dale Tonge was pleased with the players’ application during the session and believes the facilities can only inspire.
“They have wonderful facilities at St. George’s Park, the rooms, the food and of course the pitches and the players were good today. It has felt a long day because we went straight into it, but the players were good and pre-season is going well.
“We have got a couple of the young lads with us too this week and they will benefit from how the manager works and they will get a lot out of it. We have two games this week so we have tailored the sessions around those matchdays, but it should be a good week,” Tonge said.
Posh have a behind closed doors friendly on Tuesday against higher league opposition before a fixture against another side from further up the pyramid on Friday. Ferguson is expected to continue to give minutes to all of his squad for the two games before returning to Peterborough at the weekend.