Gary Johnson on the Tranmere Game

Posh Manager Gary Johnson talks to Peter Swann ahead of the visit to Tranmere Rovers on Saturday. Interview broadcast at 07:25 on Friday 3rd September 2010 in the Peterborough Breakfast Show on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.

PS: Let’s talk football now as well, because it is Posh at Tranmere of course on Saturday. they’re hoping to continue their good start to the season of course. Manager Gary Johnson, confident of victory, but wary of Saturday’s opponents. (TAPE)
GJ: Well they haven’t had a great start, have they? They lost in the Johnstone Paints Trophy as well to Accrington after penalties. They’re still a dangerous team. He’s brought in two or three loan signings, a lad from Ireland, and a couple of other young lads that have come in. I think they’re struggling for numbers. But they’ve got those three in, so we don’t really know that much about them. We watched them last night, so we’ll know more when I get the report. And we want to go there and get another away result. But we’ve got to put in an away performance, because it’s an important one, to keep ourselves in that top two. But also we’ve got to respect any opposition that we go away to. Because the home team generally, while it’s still nil nil, are always looking to put a performance in, in front of their home fans.
PS: And obviously with the Bournemouth game you wouldn’t have been happy with that. But one positive you can take is that you now know your team can react well and give you the response you want.
GJ: Yes. We’ve had three good games since then of course. All good wins, Huddersfield, Cardiff and Plymouth. We scored goals in those. We certainly didn’t look like we looked at Bournemouth. Now we still believe there were reasons for that. I’m going to keep saying that until the time comes when I can put it out.
PS: I’m looking forward to the book.
GJ: I know mate. I know. The book. But we have proved. It was no use having excuses, if there was no excuse if you hadn’t performed in your next few away games. We were under par that day. And we’ve had to really delve into it, and make sure, so that we knew why we were under par. To be fair, it wasn’t anybody’s fault as such. It was just the circumstances. And we didn’t turn up on the day. And it coincided with Bournemouth really turning up. And that’s what can happen if all goes against you.
PS: Posh manager Gary Johnson speaking to Peter Swann there.