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.

Darren Ferguson was impressed by his team's finishing.

Ferguson praises "clinical" Posh

Peterborough United manager Darren Ferguson has praised his side's "clinical" finishing after Posh beat Chesterfield 3-1 at Wembley.

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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.

Posh apologise for damage caused at Leyton Orient

Peterborough United Football Club

Peterborough United Football Club have released a statement after damage was caused to seating at Leyton Orient.

"Following the destruction of areas of seating in the Away Seated area at the Matchroom Stadium by a very small minority of people in the stand, the football club have apologised for this disgraceful and sad behaviour and have offered to pay all reinstatement and labour costs.

"The football club have also asked for all photographic and CCTV evidence relating to the incident whereby any guilty party will be charged with criminal damage and prosecuted."

Chief Executive Bob Symns said: "Having just enjoyed a magnificent effort on the pitch on Saturday it was truly embarrassing and sad to see and hear of the vandalism caused by the mindless few off the park just after the game had finished."

Peterborough United striker Nicky Ajose rewarded for fine form with League One honour

Nicky Ajose has been named the Sky Bet League One Player of the Month for January.
Nicky Ajose has been named the Sky Bet League One Player of the Month for January. Credit: PA

Peterborough United striker Nicky Ajose has been named the Sky Bet League One Player of the Month for January.

The award marks a remarkable turnaround for Ajose, who was loaned out to Swindon Town earlier in the season after not featuring in manager Darren Ferguson's plans.

The 22-year-old has been in blistering form since his return to London Road however, hitting five goals last month and bagging a hat-trick against Notts County.

The former Manchester United man beat off competition from Brentford's Marcelo Trotta, Leyton Orient defender Scott Cuthbert and Rotherham United's James Tavernier to land the accolade.

Peterborough United Chief Executive hails paramedics for saving supporter

Peterborough United's Chief Executive, Bob Symms, has praised paramedics and stewards for their assistance in treating a spectator who fell ill at last night's Johnstone's Paint Trophy Southern Area Final.

The club has confirmed that the gentleman responded well to treatment and has been able to talk with his family at the hospital.

"First and foremost, everyone here at the club are pleased to hear that the gentleman is responding well to treatment and is able to communicate with his family. It was obviously a very traumatic experience for everyone present at the stadium.

The response from the paramedics and the stewards was magnificent and gave every assistance possible to the gentleman concerned. We would also like to thank the players, match officials, supporters and everyone at Swindon Town Football for their understanding and support."

– Bob Symms, Peterborough United Chief Executive

Read more: Peterborough United JPT draw marred by fan collapse

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Footballers and celebrities rally behind Posh fan

A number of footballers and celebrities have offered their support to the Peterborough United fan that collapsed during the closing stages of last night's Johnstone's Paint Trophy clash with Swindon Town.

The game was held up for over 10 minutes as the spectator received treatment.

QPR's Joey Barton and former Peterborough midfielder Jimmy Bullard were among those to pass on their best wishes, while One Direction singer Niall Horan was also touched by the events.

Posh have today confirmed that the fan was responsive and was talking to people in hospital following the incident.

He will continue to be monitored throughout the day.

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@theposhdotcom please pass on my best wishes to the fan from last night chaps. Sounds like he is on the mend - hope so!

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Prayers goin out for the Peterborough fan tonight! Hope he makes a full recovery

Read more: Peterborough United JPT draw marred by fan collapse

Peterborough United JPT draw marred by fan collapse

Posh midfielder Danny Swanson spotted the fan in distress.
Posh midfielder Danny Swanson spotted the fan in distress. Credit: PA

Peterborough United drew 2-2 with Swindon Town in the first leg of their Johnstone's Paint Trophy Southern Area Final, but the game had to be suspended for over 10 minutes after a fan collapsed.

Posh midfielder Danny Swanson stopped the game in the closing stages after he spotted the spectator in serious distress.

The fan then received immediate medical treatment and was rushed to hospital, where he is reported to have responded well to treatment according to Sky Sports News.

In terms of the match action, Peterborough raced into a 2-0 lead through an own goal and a first professional strike for Kyle Vassell but they were pegged back soon after thanks to a cool finish from Nile Ranger and a second own goal of the game from Posh defender Shaun Brisley.

Jay McEveley also saw red for Swindon, who will now start as favourites to progress to next month's Wembley final ahead of the second leg at the County Ground.

Peterborough United reportedly beat Premier League clubs to land Ricardo Santos

Posh manager Darren Ferguson has added another defender to his squad.
Posh manager Darren Ferguson has added another defender to his squad. Credit: PA

Peterborough United have signed promising youngster Ricardo Santos on a three-and-a-half year deal.

The towering centre-half reportedly caught the eye of several Premier League and Football League clubs, but Posh have stolen a march on their rivals to secure his signature.

18-year-old Santos starred for Peterborough as a trialist on Tuesday against St Neots Town, and the Portuguese defender says that he is happy to get his future sorted.

"I like to think I can bring a physical side to the team, I am 6"5 and I still think I am growing," he told the club's official website.

"I am really pleased to be at Peterborough, I know a few of the lads already and the club is very ambitious."

Peterborough United hoping to overcome Swindon Town hurdle

Darren Ferguson is hoping to lead Posh to Wembley.
Darren Ferguson is hoping to lead Posh to Wembley. Credit: PA

Peterborough United will be aiming to edge a step closer to Wembley tonight when they host Swindon Town in the first leg of their Johnstone's Paint Trophy area final.

Posh will play the winners of the Northern section next month if they beat Swindon over two legs.

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