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Daniels will always be a club close to the heart of Posh boss

Former Stamford manager Steve Evans. (2858798)
Former Stamford manager Steve Evans. (2858798)

Former Daniels boss Steve Evans believes his spell in the Stamford hot-seat helped kick-start his managerial career.

Evans brings his Peterborough United side to the Zeeco Stadium on Wednesday night for a pre-season friendly against the Daniels.

The Scot took over as Stamford manager in 1994 and led the club to promotion after winning the United Counties League Premier Division.

His exploits at the club helped him land his next job at Boston United which was then followed by successful spells at Crawley, Rotherham and Mansfield as well as a short stint as Leeds United boss.

Evans commented: "I had a wonderful time at Stamford.

"It was really my first proper job in football. We won the United Counties League a couple of times and just as importantly I made lifelong friends.

"Without the success at Stamford I would never have got the job at Boston United which followed.

"Chris Turner and Barry Fry put a word in for me as well without my knowledge as they had been impressed with what I did at Stamford.

"I have been back to Stamford many times as a fan, but this will be my first game there as Peterborough United manager and I’m looking forward to it.

"They will always be a club close to my heart and I am always keeping an eye out for their results.”

All 10 of Posh's summer signings should take part in the friendly which kicks off at 7.30pm providing they come through a light training session this morning.

The participation of star men Marcus Maddison and Jack Marriott is less likely as Posh are still hopeful of selling the pair to Championships clubs in the near future.

Posh will also field players on the transfer list including last season’s skipper Jack Baldwin but striker Junior Morias, who held transfer talks with a lower level club yesterday, won’t be involved as he is not fully recovered from an ankle operation.

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