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An ex-mag, a former transfer target and a boyhood mackem - three Peterborough players to watch

Who are the three men most likely to hurt Sunderland in today’s game down at Peterborough? We take a peak behind the curtain and identify the Posh players who are out to cause serious damage this afternoon...

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Ivan Toney

Much like last time out, the one-time Steve McClaren signing has started the season in good form and is already striking up a fine partnership with Mo Eisa.

It had been a frustrating few years for Toney before his move to The Posh, where he was frozen out at Newcastle following the sacking of old Schteeve and loaned out to various lower-league clubs. However, he seems to have found a happy home at London Road, where he has scored 22 goals across all competitions.

There’s a good argument to state the 23-year-old is the most dangerous striker in the league currently, and Jordan Willis and Alim Ozturk will need to be on top of their game if they are to come out unscathed.


Mo Eisa

Chased by Sunderland boss Jack Ross last summer, the former Cheltenham striker eventually ended up at Bristol City in the Championship, but his big money move to Ashton Gate was ill-fated and come season end, the Somalian struggled to even make their bench.

Thankfully he was rescued this summer by Posh boss Darren Ferguson and Eisa is already showing that decision was a wise one, notching four goals in five starts.

Rarely do we feature two strikers in three to watch, but there can be no argument that Toney and Eisa are absolutely on fire.


Marcus Maddison

The on-going “will he, won’t he” conversation regarding a move to Wearside seems to have no expiration date, but either way, Marcus Maddison will line up against us this weekend.

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to work out why so many Sunderland fans are desperate to see the dyed-in-the-wool Sunderland fan move north. His statistics are quite frighteningly good for League One level and there can be no doubt that, on his day, he is a Championship level player.

He tallied almost as many assists as he has tattoos last season, whilst his thirty-yard screamer to open the scoring against MK (which you can watch below) at the weekend show you exactly what he Maddison is capable of.

He’ll be confident following that strike, and will be wanting to prove those who felt he wasn’t worth the £2.5m gamble in the summer just how wrong they were.