2007–08 Peterborough United F.C. season

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Peterborough United
2007–08 season
Chairman Darragh MacAnthony
Manager Darren Ferguson
League Two 2nd (Promoted to Coca-Cola Football League One)
FA Cup Fourth round
Football League Cup Second round
Johnstone's Paint Trophy Second round
Top goalscorer League: Aaron McLean (29)
All: Aaron McLean (33)
Highest home attendance 12,701 (28 March vs. West Brom)
Lowest home attendance 4,087 (6 September vs. Southampton)
Home colours
Away colours

During the 2007–08 season Peterborough United finished as runners-up in Football League Two.

Sponsors[edit]

Area Sponsor Type
Football League Football League Domestic League
Fitness Muscle Finesse Fitness
Photography FC Pix Photography
Stand Sponsor Norwich and Peterborough Building Society
Club Partner Thomas Cook Charter airline

Squad[edit]

Goalkeepers[edit]

No. Player Pos Lge
Apps
Lge
Gls
Cup
Apps
Cup
Gls
Tot
Apps
Tot
Gls
Date Signed Previous Club
1 England Mark Tyler GK 17 - 4 - 21 - 7 December 1994 Norwich
13 Iraq Shwan Jalal GK 7 - 3 - 10 - 8 January 2007 Woking
31 England James McKeown GK 0 (1) - 0 - 0 (1) - 20 July 2007 Walsall
32 England Joe Lewis GK 22 - 1 - 23 - 8 January 2008 Norwich

Defenders[edit]

No. Player Pos Lge
Apps
Lge
Gls
Cup
Apps
Cup
Gls
Tot
Apps
Tot
Gls
Date Signed Previous Club
3 England Shane Blackett DF 9 (2) - 3 - 12 (2) - 29 January 2007 Dagenham & Redbridge
4 Wales Craig Morgan DF 41 2 5 - 46 2 23 November 2006 Milton Keynes Dons
5 England Chris Westwood DF 35 (2) - 5(1) - 40 (3) - 14 May 2007 Walsall
6 England Charlie Lee DF 32 (10) 6 5 (3) 2 37 (13) 8 23 May 2007 Tottenham Hotspur
14 England Scott Mitchell DF 1 (4) - 0 (1) - 1 (5) - 1 January 2008 Livingston
19 England Adam Smith DF 0 - 0 - 0 - 20 November 2006 King's Lynn
22 England Kieran Charnock DF 10 - 4 - 14 - 5 July 2007 Northwich Victoria
25 Northern Ireland Jeff Hughes DF 2 (5) 1 1 (1) - 3 (6) 1 - Crystal Palace
27 France Claude Gnakpa DF 25 (3) - 3 (1) - 28 (4) - 17 July 2007 Swindon Town
28 England Guy Branston DF 1 (1) - 0 - 1 (1) - 24 July 2006 Oldham
29 Cyprus Tom Williams DF 3 (4) - 0 (0) - 3 (4) - 1 July 2008 Wycombe
33 England Danny Blanchett DF 1 - 1 - 2 - 19 March 2007 Cambridge City

Midfielders[edit]

No. Player Pos Lge
Apps
Lge
Gls
Cup
Apps
Cup
Gls
Tot
Apps
Tot
Gls
Date Signed Previous Club
2 Wales Josh Low MF 9 (6) 2 3 (2) - 12 (8) 2 4 January 2007 Leicester City
7 Saint Kitts and Nevis Adam Newton MF 26 (6) - 5 - 31 (6) - 1 May 2002 West Ham United
8 Jamaica Micah Hyde (c) MF 33 (4) - 6 - 39 (4) - 11 January 2007 Burnley
10 Scotland George Boyd MF 41 (5) 12 7 3 48 (5) 15 8 January 2007 Stevenage Borough
11 England Dean Keates MF 33 (7) 5 3 (2) - 36 (9) 5 14 May 2007 Walsall
15 Republic of Ireland Peter Gain MF 0 - 0 - 0 - 20 June 2005 Lincoln City
17 England Jamie Day MF 42 3 6 (1) - 48 (1) 3 1 July 2003 Youth Team
18 England Chris Whelpdale MF 29 (6) 3 7 - 36 (6) 3 15 May 2007 Billericay Town
20 England Alfie Potter MF 0 (2) - 0 (1) - 0 (3) - 1 June 2007 Youth Team
30 Poland Adrian Cioch MF 10 (6) - 0 - 0 (8) - 1 July 2007 Peterborough
21 Scotland Darren Ferguson MF 0 - 0 - 0 - 20 January 2007 Wrexham
24 England Billy Crook MF 0 - 0 - 0 - 20 June 2007 Youth Team
29 Scotland Gavin Strachan MF 0 (3) - 2 (1) - 2 (4) - 29 January 2007 Hartlepool United

Forwards[edit]

No. Player Pos Lge
Apps
Lge
Gls
Cup
Apps
Cup
Gls
Tot
Apps
Tot
Gls
Date Signed Previous Club
9 England Aaron McLean ST 45 29 8 4 53 33 1 January 2007 Grays Athletic
12 Scotland Craig Mackail-Smith ST 34 (2) 12 4 (1) 7 38 (3) 19 29 January 2007 Dagenham & Redbridge
15 England Scott Rendell ST 3 (7) 3 0 - 3 (7) 3 22 May 2008 Cambridge United
16 England Danny Crow ST 2(2) 2 1(1) - 3 (3) 2 8 July 2005 Northampton Town
23 England Rene Howe ST 2 (13) 1 1 (2) - 3 (15) 1 2 July 2007 Kettering Town
26 England Liam Hatch ST 1 (10) 2 0 0 1 (10) 2 1 January 2008 Barnet

Transfers[edit]

A transfer between 1 June 2007 & 31 May 2008

In[edit]

Date Player Previous Club Cost
1 June 2007 England Alfie Potter MF Youth Team n/a
1 June 2007 Poland Adrian Cioch MF Peterborough Free
2 July 2007 England Rene Howe ST Kettering Undisclosed
5 July 2007 England Kieran Charnock DF Northwich Undisclosed
17 July 2007 France Claude Gnakpa DF Swindon Free
20 July 2007 England James McKeown GK Walsall Free
22 November 2007 Northern Ireland Jeff Hughes DF Crystal Palace Loan
1 January 2008 England Liam Hatch ST Barnet £150,000
1 January 2008 England Scott Mitchell DF Livingston Undisclosed
31 December 2007 Cyprus Tom Williams DF Wycombe Loan
8 January 2008 England Joe Lewis GK Norwich £ 400,000
18 February 2008 England Scott Rendell ST Cambridge United Loan
22 May 2008 England Scott Rendell ST Cambridge United £115,000

Out[edit]

Date Player New Club Cost
6 June 2007 England Justin Richards ST Kidderminster Harriers £ 0
28 June 2007 England Ben Futcher DF Bury £ 0
28 June 2007 South Africa Mark Arber DF Stevenage Borough £ 0
16 July 2007 England Richard Butcher MF Notts County £ 0
1 August 2007 England Jude Stirling DF Milton Keynes Dons £ 0
1 August 2007 England Trevor Benjamin ST Hereford United £ 0
20 September 2007 England Alfie Potter MF Havant & Waterlooville Loan
1 January 2008 England Guy Branston DF Notts County £ 0
10 January 2008 Scotland Gavin Strachan MF Notts County £ 0
11 January 2008 England Rene Howe ST Rochdale Loan
11 January 2008 Iraq Shwan Jalal GK Morecambe Loan
17 January 2008 England Peter Gain MF Dagenham £ 0

Fixtures and results[edit]

Friendlies[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
10 July Stamford Away W 1-0 712 Scott Ginty
13 July Celtic Home L 1-2 5,800 Aaron McLean
18 July Hucknall Town Away W 3-0 216 Rene Howe, Scott Ginty, Guy Branston
21 July Liverpool Home D 0-0 9,339
24 July Stevenage Borough Away D 1-1 1,500 Josh Low
26 July Kettering Town Away Cancelled due to waterlogged pitch
28 July Billericay Town Away D 3-3 935 Aaron McLean, Chris Whelpdale, Rene Howe
31 July Birmingham City Home L 0-3 4,371
4 August Manchester United Home L 1-3 11,574 Rene Howe
8 August Bedford Town Away L 0-1 379

Football League Two[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Pos Attendance Scorers
11 August Rochdale Home W 3-0 2nd 5,575 Josh Low, Aaron McLean, Danny Crow
19 August Rotherham United Away L 1-3 8th 4,291 Aaron McLean
25 August Chesterfield Home L 2-3 15th 5,005 Charlie Lee, Aaron McLean
1 September Accrington Stanley Away W 2-0 7th 1,484 Charlie Lee, Aaron McLean
8 September Mansfield Town Home W 2-1 4th 4,721 Josh Low, Danny Crow
15 September Bradford City Away L 1-0 9th 13,819
22 September Morecambe Home D 1-1 9th 4,473 Aaron McLean
29 September Darlington Away D 1-1 10th 3,974 Craig Mackail-Smith
2 October Shrewsbury Town Away W 2-0 7th 5,220 Charlie Lee, George Boyd
6 October Grimsby Town Home W 2-1 7th 4,786 George Boyd, Aaron McLean
13 October Wycombe Wanderers Home W 2-1 6th 4,567 Aaron McLean, Charlie Lee
20 October Lincoln City Away D 1-1 6th 5,036 Gary Croft (OG)
27 October Hereford United Home D 1-1 6th 5,008 Craig Mackail-Smith
3 November Stockport County Away W 2-1 5th 5,042 Craig Mackail-Smith, Aaron McLean
6 November Dagenham and Redbridge Home W 3-1 5th 4,200 Dean Keates, Aaron McLean 2
17 November Bury Away L 0-2 5th 2,660
24 November Brentford Home W 7-0 3rd 4,865 Aaron McLean 3, Chris Whelpdale, George Boyd, Craig Mackail-Smith, Rene Howe
4 December Notts County Away W 1-0 3rd 4,412 Craig Mackail-Smith
8 December Chester City Away W 2-1 2nd 2,291 Aaron McLean, Craig Mackail-Smith
15 December Milton Keynes Dons Home L 1-2 3rd 10,351 Aaron McLean
22 December Bradford City Home W 2-1 2nd 5,355 Aaron McLean, Jeff Hughes
26 December Mansfield Town Away L 0-2 3rd 3,107
29 December Morecambe Away L 2-3 4th 2,371 Craig Morgan, Charlie Lee
1 January Shrewsbury Town Home W 2-1 5th 5,062 Charlie Lee, Craig Morgan
12 January Macclesfield Town Home L 0-1 6th 5,238
15 January Accrington Stanley Home W 8-2 5th 4,257 George Boyd 3, Aaron McLean 3, Craig Mackail-Smith 2

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
10 November Round 1 Wrexham Home W 4-1 4,266 Craig Mackail-Smith 3, Aaron McLean
1 December Round 2 Staines Town Away W 5-0 2,460 Craig Mackail-Smith 4, Aaron McLean
5 January Round 3 Colchester United F.C. Away W 3-1 4,003 Aaron McLean, George Boyd, Charlie Lee
26 January Round 4 West Bromwich Albion F.C. Home L 0-3 12,701

League Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
13 August Round 1 South Southampton Home W 2-1 4,087 Grzegorz Rasiak(OG), George Boyd
28 August Round 2 West Bromwich Albion Home L 0-2 4,917

Football League Trophy[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
4 September Round 1 SE Section Nottingham Forest Away W 3-2 3,102 Charlie Lee, Luke Chambers(OG), George Boyd
8 October Round 2 SE Section Milton Keynes Dons Away L 1-3 5,087 Aaron McLean

Statistics[edit]

Goal scorers[edit]

Pos Player League Cup Total Goal
1 England Aaron McLean 29 4 33
2 Scotland Craig Mackail-Smith 12 7 19
3 Scotland George Boyd 12 3 15
4 England Charlie Lee 6 2 8
5 England Dean Keates 5 0 5
6 England Scott Rendell 3 0 3
7 England Jamie Day 3 0 3
8 England Chris Whelpdale 3 0 3

Cards[edit]

Pos Player Red card Booked
1 Wales Craig Morgan 1 10
2 France Claude Gnakpa 0 10
3 England Aaron McLean 0 9
4 England Jamie Day 0 9
5 England Charlie Lee 0 8
6 England Chris Whelpdale 0 4
7 England Kieran Charnock 0 4
8 England Chris Westwood 0 3

See also[edit]

References[edit]