The wel­come re­turns of Miller and Nabi

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - TWO BIG WINS -

Posh fans have amused them­selves this sum­mer by play­ing a game of ‘where’s Nabi’?

Mid­fielder Adil Nabi had dis­ap­peared from open sight. The club want him to leave, but no-one else wants him. At­tempts by Posh to buy off the re­main­ing two years of his con­tract have also failed.

Posh had pretty much frozen him out of pre-sea­son, but he still has a squad num­ber (some­thing fel­low unwanted player Jor­dan Ni­chol­son doesn’t have) and it’s up to him now to per­suade his cur­rent boss Grant McCann to play him or an­other man­ager to take him on.

But Nabi, who has taken the fans’ com­ments in good spirit, fi­nally re-ap­peared at Stam­ford, pos­si­bly through nu­mer­i­cal ne­ces­sity, and he per­formed well, strik­ing the wood­work twice while de­liv­er­ing­some­fine,in­tri­cate­mo­ments of skill.

On an­other day Nabi’s re­turn might have been the story from Stam­ford, but, for a man who can’t even play for the first six com­pet­i­tive matches of the sea­son, Ricky Miller is do­ing a grand job of hog­ging the sum­mer head­lines.

Miller re­turned to one of his old free-scor­ing stomp­ing grounds, scored a cracker in the 65th sec­ond be­fore com­plet­ing a hat-trick with two late goals in a game of 10 goals, nu­mer­ous other missed chances and some fine goal­keep­ing from Posh num­ber two Josh Tib­betts.

“Ricky scored 40 goals last sea­son and you could see how,” Posh Academy man­ager Nicky Shep­pard, who was in charge of this game, en­thused. “He has power, he’s al­ways on tar­get and he hits the cor­ners.”

Mathew Stevens (2), teenager Mor­gan Pen­fold and sum­mer re­cruit Danny Lloyd also scored for Posh with El­liot Sandy (2) and Del­roy Gor­don on tar­get for the out­classed Daniels.

Posh led 4-0 be­fore los­ing con­cen­tra­tion and en­abling Stam­ford to close the gap to 4-2 and 5-3 be­fore Miller saw them pull away again to­wards the end in front of an ap­pre­cia­tive crowd of 932.

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