Roberto Di Matteo will have more reason than most to want to beat Peterborough United tonight.
His West Bromwich Albion side travel for their first League fixture at London Road since 1994 but, for Di Matteo, memories of last season will still be fresh.
The Albion head coach watched his MK Dons side slip up in the final games of last season to miss out on second place in League One to Darren Ferguson’s men, who ensured their second successive promotion.
The Italian has been impressed with Ferguson’s record at Posh.
“I think he has done a good job there,” Di Matteo said. “They’ve got a project and the chairman backs him up in that sense by giving him the funds to build something, which is good to see. It will be a big test for him this year.
“They’re a good side and it’s a hostile place to go to. You’ve got to be ready for them. They will put us under a little bit of pressure but I’m sure we’ll have our chances as well. It’s going to be one of those games.”
Meanwhile, Albion have completed the loan signing of Shaun Cummings from Chelsea. The 20-year-old, who has been at Chelsea for nearly a decade and come through the ranks, is already known to Di Matteo having played 35 times during a spell for MK Dons last season.
Cummings, a striker and right-winger before moving into defence, is in tonight’s squad.