Ashley Cole sneaked into Peterborough United's team photo yesterday.

Ashley Cole sneaks into Posh photo

Peterborough United have mocked new Roma defender Ashley Cole, by posting a picture of him sneaking into their official team photo.

Posh will be playing in League One again next season.

No Wembley return for Posh

Peterborough's hopes of a quick return to The Championship were dashed last night, with defeat in their League One play-off semi-final.

Darragh MacAnthony was disappointed by the attendance at London Road.

Posh chairman disappointed by attendance

Peterborough Utd chairman Darragh MacAnthony said that he was disappointed by the attendance at London Road for the win over Colchester.

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Peterborough United midfielder Danny Kearns joins JPT final opponents Chesterfield on loan

Danny Kearns has signed for Chesterfield on loan.
Danny Kearns has signed for Chesterfield on loan. Credit: PA

Peterborough United midfielder Danny Kearns has joined League Two leaders Chesterfield on a month's loan.

Posh take on The Spireites in the final of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy later this month, but Kearns won't be able to feature having already played for Peterborough earlier in the competition.

22-year-old Kearns has previously enjoyed loan spells at York City and Rotherham United during his time at London Road.

Peterborough United manager Darren Ferguson wary of Stevenage threat

Peterborough United manager Darren Ferguson has warned his team to expect a difficult game when they travel to rock bottom Stevenage in League One on Saturday.

Posh are on the crest of a wave having secured their place in the final of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy this week, but Ferguson says his players mustn't be complacent against Boro.

"Stevenage play a particular way, they've got high energy and we're going to have to match that," Ferguson told ITV News Anglia.

"When we get the ball, we're going to have to play good football - that will be the key. It's always a difficult game at Stevenage and I don't expect anything different on Saturday."

Read more: Westley calls for Stevenage improvement

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Peterborough United striker Conor Washington targets two Wembley trips

Peterborough United striker Conor Washington says that the club are targeting two trips to Wembley this season after booking their place in the final of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy final.

Posh will take on Chesterfield in the JPT final at the end of March, but Washington believes that his team could return a couple of months later in the League One play-off final.

"Obviously, the place is buzzing with the lads getting to Wembley," Washington told ITV News Anglia.

"Everyone's really excited and it's a great opportunity for all the lads. Now we've got to fight hard for the rest of the season to hopefully get there again."

Peterborough travel to local rivals Stevenage on Saturday in a game which carries huge significance at both ends of the table.

Read more: Westley calls for Stevenage improvement

Posh Legend looks forward to Wembley - as a fan

Former Peterborough star David Farrell was a winner at Wembley in the old Third Division play-off final in May 2000. Farrell, who now work's for the club's Football in the Community programme, said "There were a lot of young nervous lads in our team at the time.

"We're obviously a young squad now but I think they'll take it in their stride and I'm sure they'll lift it.'

Posh won on both their previous Wembley visits, the first in 1992

Wembley final a confidence boost, says Posh skipper

Peterborough United's captain Tommy Rowe said booking a place in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy final at Wembley will give the team a boost in the league.

Rowe said: "Just to get to Wembley is going to give us a lift.

"This game alone will give a good kick into the league and every player is going to go into the next game with confidence again, and it's a good thing for the team, for the club.

"Players going into the next game will surely relish it now."

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Peterborough United secure JPT Wembley date

Tommy Rowe, seen here celebrating his late winning goal against Leyton Orient recently, scored the winning penalty against Swindon Town.
Tommy Rowe, seen here celebrating his late winning goal against Leyton Orient recently, scored the winning penalty against Swindon Town. Credit: PA

Peterborough United booked their place in the final of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy last night, after a penalty shootout victory over League One rivals Swindon Town.

Posh will now play the winners of the Northern Area final between Chesterfield and Fleetwood Town on March 30 at Wembley.

The first leg at London Road finished 2-2, and the two sides couldn't be separated again at the County Ground as Britt Assombalonga scored late on to cancel out Alex Pritchard's first half opener.

Britt Assombalonga pulled Posh level.
Britt Assombalonga pulled Posh level. Credit: PA

However, when it came to the dreaded penalty shootout it was Posh who held their nerve and captain Tommy Rowe converted the winning spot-kick following Tijane Reis' miss.

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