Peterborough boss Darren Ferguson reckons Wanderers will be “there or thereabouts” in League One this season.

Posh had to settle for a point against the Whites despite playing the second half with a man advantage after Gethin Jones had been sent off for a foul on Ricky Jade-Jones.

Ferguson felt there were positives to take from his side’s display against Ian Evatt’s men but insists they must be more consistent as they aim to keep climbing the table and build on last season’s sixth-place finish.

“We need to see that level of performance on a consistent basis because there is no question Bolton will be there or thereabouts,” he said.

The Peterborough squad arrived in suits for the fixture, and Ferguson admitted they had taken some inspiration from the Wanderers squad.

“We spoke at the end of the season and I have done it before,” he continued. “I think it looks good, we look uniformed.

“Funnily enough, Bolton did it last season and when they came to our place I thought, ‘Yeah, I like that’.

“We did it before in the Championship one season and I think the players liked it. It was just a case of getting them to tie their ties properly!”

Peter Kioso captained Posh against his former club, having spent time on loan at Bolton during the 2020/21 campaign.

The 24-year-old was booked for his protests to referee Ross Joyce after a late challenge, and he will now serve a suspension.

“The rules are that the captain can go over to the referee and question his decision or ask him,” Ferguson explained.

“I think the fourth official said he ran at him in a threatening way. I don’t know if he had a baseball bat with him or something!

“Is it a booking? No, not in my book. But he has booked him so we have to get on with it.”