Dean wants Sports to do better than Diamonds
Peterborough Sports will aim to do what even mighty AFC Rushden Diamonds couldn’t do and win the United Counties Premier Division title a season after lifting the Division One crown.
All-conquering Sports - nick-named the ‘four-midables’ after winning a quartet of major trophies last season - start their competitive campaign with an FA Cup tie against Gorleston at PSL on Saturday before making their Premier Division bow with a humdinger of a game at WisbechnextTuesday(August9).
Sports manager Jimmy Dean said: “My chairman has set me a target of a top six fin- ish, but I think we can do a bit better than that.
“It would be nice to think we can do what Diamonds and some other big clubs at this level couldn’t do and win back-to-backtitlesindifferent divisions. I don’t think it’s ever been done before in the UCL.
“We fancy a little FA Cup run as well so we will be ready for Gorleston. We’ll take care of Wisbechbusinessafterthat game.”
Star winger Jordan Macleod is an injury doubt for Sports this weekend, while number one goalkeeper Luke McShane will definitely miss the tie. New signing Josh Bennis will step in.
Richard Jones (red shirt, captain’s armband) will be a key man for Peterborough Sports this season.