Peterborough boss reveals thoughts ahead of Sunderland clash as Charlton join forces to target virtual record

Peterborough boss Darren Ferguson is looking forward to Monday’s big League One meeting with Sunderland – but insists the game won’t define their season.

Saturday, 3rd April 2021, 5:00 pm

The Posh remain second in the table after a 89th-minute free-kick from Jonson Clarke-Harris secured a 1-0 win at Fleetwood.

Sunderland are just two points behind Peterborough in the race for automatic promotion from League One but do have a game in hand.

After the win over Fleetwood, Ferguson said: “We can now look forward to a big game on Monday against Sunderland, live on the TV at home. It is just a shame there won’t be any fans to see it in the stadium.

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Peterborough boss Darren Ferguson.

"That game won’t define our season as there will still be a lot of points to play for.”

He added: “It is a big win for us. The goal came late and that can often be the best time to score as there is no time for the opponent to come back at us.

“I fancied Jonno when the free-kick was given. It was a great strike and it is another clean sheet and they are going to be so important, they really are."

Sunderland and Charlton target virtual record

After the Peterborough fixture, the Black Cats will face Charlton on Saturday, April 10.

And as games continue to be played behind closed doors, the two clubs have joined forces in an attempt to break the League One virtual attendance record for the 2020-21 season.

As it stands, the record stands at 10,363, with the overall EFL record standing at 19,560.

Ahead of the match, both clubs are encouraging their respective supporters to purchase a streaming pass for the fixture.

The Addicks are seventh in the League One table following a 1-0 win over Doncaster.

Academy product moves to the MLS

Finally, Sunderland academy product Chris Allan has signed for MLS side Atlanta United.

The 22-year-old midfielder was released by the Black Cats in 2018 while he was still part of the under-23s set-up on Wearside.

Allan will join up with the Atlanta United 2 side ahead of the 2021 USL Championship season.

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