'Rubbish draw', says Fry

PETERBOUROUGH director of football Barry Fry has described his club's Carling Cup second round draw against Ipswich Town as “rubbish.”

Derek Davis

PETERBOUROUGH director of football Barry Fry has described his club's Carling Cup second round draw against Ipswich Town as “rubbish.”

Although it pitches Blues boss Roy Keane against Posh manager Darren Ferguson, who he kept out of the Manchester United side after signing from Nottingham Forest in 1993, Fry could not hide his disappointment at not getting a top flight club.

He said: “It was a rubbish draw. That always seems to be the case for us these days.

“We were one tie away from pulling out Tottenham and that is the sort of game we wanted for the chairman.

“It would have been fantastic to have got a team like Spurs or Manchester City down here, but I guess it could have been a lot worse as well.

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“At least we are at home and will have a very good chance of making progress. Hopefully the Manchester United connection between Darren and Roy will attract a lot of attention.”

Peterborough knocked the Blues out of the Carling Cup in the first round at the beginning of Jim Magilton's era as manager at the 2006-07 season. Then a League Two side, Posh ran out 4-2 winners from the penalty spot after a 2-2 draw at London Road.

Roy Keane's young side beat Shrewsbury 4-2 on penalties on Tuesday night, after extra-time had failed to separate the sides at 3-3.