JONNY Maxted is looking forward to showing League One what Accrington Stanley are made of this weekend, and the chance to get one over former team-mate Aaron Chapman.

The goalkeepers will have a reunion when the Reds travel to Peterborough United, who Chapman joined in the summer after helping Stanley to clinch the League Two title and earning the Golden Glove thanks to 18 clean sheets last season.

Peterborough have had an impressive start to the season, sitting second three points behind leaders Portsmouth.

But Stanley, too, have caught the eye through the way they have quickly adapted to a higher level, with Saturday's win over Bradford City firing them back into the play-off places.

And Maxted feels Saturday's trip to Posh will provide a good barometer for the Reds.

“Saturday will be a test for us to show the league what we can do," said the stopper.

"They’re going to be tough. They’re well regimented but if you look at us, we’re the same. We know what we’re doing and everyone’s in it together.

"Everyone knows what each others jobs are and, if they’re not doing it, they’re going to get told."

Maxted started the season for Stanley following Chapman's departure, but lost his place to on-loan Middlesbrough goalkeeper Connor Ripley.

The 24-year-old returned to the side following Ripley's 16th minute dismissal at Shrewsbury earlier this month, which prompted a three-match ban.

And Maxted is determined to use the opportunity to fight for his place.

“It’s always difficult when you’re not playing to come back in and try and do well, especially when you haven’t played many games," he said.

“I think I’ve done well but there’s always room for improvement, and I think I’m only going to get better by playing games and keep doing what I’m doing.”

Maxted can expect a busy afternoon on Saturday against the division's top scorers, with 30 from 13 games, but he hopes there is more focus on opposite number Chapman.

“Chappy is doing well – he got in Team of the Week at the weekend,” Maxted told the club's official website.

“He’s a great guy and I had a lot of fun with him last year so it’s going to be good seeing him again. I’ve messaged him a few times and try to keep in touch, but we’re obviously in different circumstances.

“It’ll be a case of focusing on the game first and then chatting with Chappy afterwards.”

n THE draw for the first round proper of the FA Youth Cup has taken place, with Accrington Stanley handed an away tie at Tranmere Rovers.

The ties must be played by the cut-off date of Saturday, November 3.