‘I’ll still be sup­port­ing Posh’ says new Cob­bler Zakuani

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Come on Boro -

Gaby Zakuani ad­mits it will be strange com­ing back to play at the ABAX Sta­dium in a Northamp­ton shirt. But the 30 year-old cen­tral de­fender will be­com­pletely pro­fes­sional as he tries to up­set the team he graced for 253 ap­pear­ances spread over seven years.

Zakuani was joined at Six­fields in the sum­mer by an­other un­wanted Posh man in mid­fielder Har­ryBeau­ty­man.

“Harry has fol­lowed me ev­ery­where,” Zakuani joked. “He was at Ori­ent and Posh and now Northamp­ton.

“Nei­ther of us wanted to leave Posh. It wasn’t our choice, butI­knowIwill­still be sup­port­ing them apart from in twom­atch­esagain­stNorthamp­ton.

“I’m still go­ing to live in Peter­bor­ough and my son Ajae will still be play­ing for the Posh youth team so I will still bearoundthe­club, butNorthamp­ton is my fo­cus now and I’mlook­ing­for­ward­tothe­new sea­son.

“It will feel strange com­ing back­to­playa­gain­stPoshatthe ABAX, butIwill be­pro­fes­sional and I hope I get a decent re­cep­tion.

“To be fair the mes­sages from Posh fans since I left have been far more pos­i­tive than neg­a­tive­which is how it should­beas­t­he­good­times­far out­weighed the bad.”

Cob­blers are at the ABAX Sta­dium on Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 18 with the re­turn at Six­fields sched­uled for Satur­day, Novem­ber 19.

Zakuani and Beau­ty­man join acon­sid­er­able list of play­ers to have played for both Posh and Northamp­ton (see be­low).

Gaby Zakuani will be back at the ABAX Sta­dium with Northamp­ton Town.

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