Peterborough United chairman Darragh MacAnthony sent his players a “wake up” call ahead of facing Coventry City in the Championship this Saturday (3pm kick-off).

The Posh are currently in 22nd place in the Championship and MacAnthony believes the team have been underperforming.

In a bid to avoid the drop, they started business early this transfer window, bringing in two loan signings, Bali Mumba and Steven Benda.

MacAnthony is keen to help manager Darren Ferguson with further additions this window despite his “limited resources.”

In the past week, they have apparently been chasing two more players, including a striker.

Speaking on the latest edition of his ‘Hard Truth’ podcast (via the Peterborough Telegraph ), he said: “I want to help the manager as best I can within our limited resources. January is a difficult transfer window. There are always expectations, but it’s not easy to get deals done.

“We are working hard on the right deals because four new signings would make us a good Championship side. We want to strike gold again like we have with Bali.

“I’d still be confident of staying up without making any more signings because I know what we have in the club. Our problem has been big players from last season, players in attacking areas, not playing to their potential this season.”

MacAnthony admitted the reason they have been struggling this campaign and in 22nd position is due to some key players not living up to their potential.

He added: “If you’d have said at the start of the season that four big players would be 5/10 over the first half of the season I’d have called you a liar. But they have been and that’s why we are not 12th or 13th.

“If one or two of them had been below par then we would have coped, but having three or four struggle has been a big problem for us. We need those players to step up. We need them to wake up and be as good as I know they can be.”





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