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Tony: Ewood an inspirational arena for teams

Tony talks Posh, Evans, Marriott, Maddison and the influence of Ewood Park

18 April 2018

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Tony Mowbray insists his side can't take Peterborough United lightly when they visit Ewood Park on Thursday evening.

Sitting just outside of the play-off places, the Posh will travel to East Lancashire armed with the League One top goalscorer and a creative midfielder in Marcus Maddison who Mowbray rates highly.
 
But he's backing his troops to get back on track against Steve Evans' side following two consecutive draws in the last two games - at Gillingham and Bristol Rovers.
 
“This Thursday we know the expectation. We’re humble and respectful of the opposition but we need Peterborough to feel our quality on the night," Tony began when speaking to reporters this morning.
 
“From the games I have watched this week they look a bit more compact than they have been in the past, but they still have Marcus Maddison - a wonderful talent that shoots from anywhere - and Jack Marriott - the top scorer in the league.
 
“We have to play to the strengths that we have and hopefully find a way to get those three points. I expect Peterborough to have a threat on the break. You have to be aware of where Maddison is on the pitch and Marriott looking to run in behind.
 
“They have had more shots than any team in this league this season. Generally, I’ve tried to paint a picture for the team regarding how the game is going to go. Steve Evans is emotional but is a bright guy who is knowledgeable about football."
 
And the boss added that playing at Ewood Park is likely to see Evans' side raise their game - as most opponents have on their visits to BB2.
 
“Ewood and the surroundings, where Alan Shearer and Chris Sutton smashed all the goals to win us the Premier League, it certainly inspires opponents.
 
“Having been a footballer for 18 years, going to places like Ewood is a big experience. We have managed the occasions on TV well this season and I don’t see any reason why we can’t add to that on Thursday night."
 

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