ANDY Procter admits it is ‘unbelievable’ that Accrington Stanley are competing in the same league as big-spenders Peterborough.
The match at Posh has been switched to next Tuesday as, on the original date of January 26, Darren Ferguson’s side are in FA Cup action.
Play-off chasing Posh are one of the money men of the League and they have just broke their club record, signing Norwich keeper Joe Lewis for £400,000 - a Stanley loan target last season - as well as Barnet striker Liam Hatch for £150,000 in the last week.
Posh are currently 10 points ahead of Stanley and midfielder Procter knows they need to put on a top show to see off the big spenders.
"It is unbelievable that we are competing on the same level as Peterborough," said the 24-year-old. "They are pushing for automatic promotion and have spent a lot of money over the last season.
"I know we lost against them earlier this season but, on the day, we know we are capable of beating anyone - especially away from home."
Procter is the surprise package in terms of goals this season with the midfielder chipping in with nine so far.
And some of them have been spectacular including the one in the 3-3 draw with Chester on Saturday which he volleyed home.
"I have got to admit, I have watched it a few times," said the former Great Harwood man.
"I just controlled it and I was surprised when it went into the net.
"When I found out I was on penalties at the start of the season, I set a target of 10 goals and I will be disappointed if I don’t make that now.
"I have got to keep scoring the penalties anyway as Andy Todd will be wanting to take them off me!
"But I can’t put my finger on why I have been scoring this season - I just hope it continues although I don’t think I will catch Mullers (Paul Mullin).
"I am a couple behind him at the moment but I think he will batter me come the end of the season!"
Procter is relieved that Mullin looks likely to stay at the club after he turned down a £75,000 move to Shrewsbury.
"I want him to stay," said Procter. "He is a top player, my best mate at the club, we drive in together and he is my room mate so I don’t want him to leave."
And the midfielder is hoping for a happier 2008 - especially at home for the Reds.
"I don’t know why we can’t seem to win at home," he said.
"We seem to be apprehensive when we go in front.
"I think it is six or seven times that we have taken the lead and not won the game which is a worrying statistic.
"But this league is so close that there is still time to put a run together and challenge for the play-offs.
"We just need to get some consistency and carry on our away form and start replicating it at home."