Accrington Stanley keeper prepared for Posh test

Accrington Stanley have adjusted quickly to life in League One and that will be put to the test this weekend as they face Peterborough United.

Keeper Jonny Maxted is relishing the clash with posh, not least because it reunites him with Aaron Chapman, the former Stanley keeper who kept 18 clean sheets last season.

Maxted has since taken over as the number one for Stanley and he knows he’ll have to be at his best to keep out the impressive Posh forwards.

“Saturday will be a test for us to show the league what we can do,” he told local media. “They’re going to be tough. They’re well regimented but if you look at us, we’re the same. We know what we’re doing and everyone’s in it together. Everyone knows what each others jobs are and, if they’re not doing it, they’re going to get told.”

With regards to his opposite number, he’s happy that the move has been a success and looking forward to reuniting with his former team-mate.

“Chappy is doing well – he got in Team of the Week at the weekend. He’s a great guy and I had a lot of fun with him last year so it’s going to be good seeing him again.”

Our View

Maxted has done very well since coming in and whilst the Accrington promotion charge might not look sustainable, you can never under-estimate their resilience or team spirit.

Posh are in good form but they’re not infallible. It’s a case of the haves against the have nots this weekend, that is for sure.

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