Peterborough v Cardiff. Team news & preview

Last updated : 17 August 2021 By Michael Morris

Mick McCarthy keeps faith with the players who started the 2 - 0 win at Bloomfield Rd.


Peterborough manager Darren Ferguson: "It was a very important win for us [over Derby] because the result should give us a massive shot of self belief.

“Football is very fickle. One week you’re the best thing since sliced bread and the next week you’ll get relegated and never win a game or score a goal.

“I have to manage that side of things and keep the players’ confidence up. The self-belief from this win should be massive. We needed to get something to get the season started, some points on the board, and we did.."

Cardiff City manager Mick McCarthy: "The fans enjoyed [the win at Blackpool] and we enjoyed them, they travelled in numbers and made a load of noise and to be fair, they saw a good performance.

“We should have been in front at half time and we maintained the performance, got a couple of goals and kept a clean sheet. I am really pleased with the performance.

“It is always a worry when you should be ahead at half time and you aren’t. But thankfully it didn’t come back to bite us.

“I thought we played well last week against a really good team, but we backed it up with a good performance today… it’s nice to get the first win.”

Match facts

  • Peterborough and Cardiff last faced in the 2012-13 Championship season, with Posh winning 2-1 in both meetings that campaign.
  • The three previous Championship meetings between Peterborough and Cardiff at the Weston Homes Stadium have seen 18 goals scored at an average of six per game: 4-4 in 2009-10, 4-3 to Posh in 2011-12 and 2-1 to Posh in 2012-13.
  • Each of Peterborough’s last four Championship games on a Tuesday have ended level, with the last two ending goalless – although this is their first such fixture since April 2013.
  • Cardiff have only lost one of their last 10 league games on a Tuesday, winning on seven occasions in this run (D2).
  • Cardiff boss Mick McCarthy’s three previous away league matches as a manager against Peterborough have all ended goalless – two games with Millwall (1992-93 and 1993-94) and one with Ipswich Town (2012-13).

Match Officials:

Assistants: Shaun Hudson and Graham Kane
Fourth Official : James Oldham