Unfortunately due to my low transfer budget of 100K. I was unable to sign any players that would fit the bill. I also couldn't find any players that were interested in joining The Posh on a free transfer.
As I still needed depth in my defensive midfield. I have signed Richard Chaplow on loan until the end of the season, only paying a tidy 20% of his wages to Southampton. This has allowed me to replace my best CM, Tommy Rowe, as I have been forced to play him as a fullback.
This signing also means that I will be able to drop my captain, Grant McCann into a DMC position in my control and counter tactics without being forced to play midfielders who would not be up to the standard I expect from my club.
Peterborough United captain and centre back giant Gabriel Zakuani has agreed to help tutor young rising star Kgosi Nthle. Kgosi's contract is set to expire in June 2014 and he will certainly be looking to impress.
Other prospects in Posh's side this season are Davide Petrucci and Scott Wootton on loan from Manchester United. Alex Pritchard on loan from Tottenham, Jack Payne on loan from Gillingham and Peterborough contracted Joe Newell, Kane Ferdinand and Daniel Kearns (on loan to Rotherham).
Overall, I think we had a pretty good pre-season and are raring to charge the season ahead. Our first fixture is away to Gillingham, I am feeling confident. However, it is a massive shame that I have 4 injured and 2 of them being superstars in my attack, Lee Tomlin and Davide Petrucci.