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LEAGUE ONE INSIGHT: Peterborough United

30 June 2015

In this feature, we take an in-depth look at the 23 other teams in Sky Bet League One this season.

Peterborough United

Nickname: 
The Posh

Founded: 
1934

Ground: 
London Road 

Capacity: 
15,314

League position last season: 
9th - Sky Bet League One

2014/15 top goalscorer: 
Conor Washington (13)

Manager: 
Dave Robertson - Robertson was appointed permanent manager of Posh during the summer.

He took on the role at the end of last season after Darren Ferguson was relieved of his duties in February. 

Robertson won three consecutive games to propel his side into the Sky Bet League One play-off places but their form soon dipped and they drifted away from the play-off picture.

The Posh manager previously held the club's academy manager role before taking over as permanent manager.

He was a late mover into football, previously working in the Royal Marines before taking his coaching badges.

He joined Posh in 2003 but now has the chance to take the first team into the next level of English football for the first time since their relegation in 2013. 

Key player:
Marcus Maddison - The 21-year-old was in impressive form last season before injury ruled him out for the rest of the season.

The youngster operates in midfield and is known for his lethal free-kicks, one which deceived Paul Rachubka last season to put Peterborough ahead against Latics.

Maddison had contributed seven goals in 25 games last season, a good return for a youngster playing his first full season in the Football League.

He was bought from non-league side Gateshead for an undisclosed fee which was reported to be around £500,000. 

Head-to-head:
The history books show that Latics have faced Peterborough United 36 times in all competitions, winning 13 and losing 11.

Both games between the pair last season ended in a score draw. Genserix Kusunga headed a leveller at London Road as it ended 2-2 whilst Dom Poleon's header wasn't enough for victory in the home clash as it ended 1-1. 

However, the previous season produced one of Latics' greatest ever comebacks. After trailing 3-0 at half time, Latics fought back to win 5-4 as Kusunga struck in the final minute of the game to the delight of everyone at the club.

Sky Bet League One odds:
Win outright: 10/1
Promotion: 7/2
Relegation: 10/1

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