Bostwick: ‘Robbo’ is a winner

Posh midfielder Michael Bostwick rates Dave Robertson as a manager.
Posh midfielder Michael Bostwick rates Dave Robertson as a manager.
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Star Peterborough United midfielder Michael Bostwick has described potential long-term first-team manager Dave Robertson as a ‘natural leader and winner’.

Bostwick responded to the appointment of Robertson as interim Posh boss in February by displaying his best form of the season as a rampaging midfielder.

He credits the change of manager for his own surge of form.

Bostwick (near right)claims that Robertson ‘makes you want to play for him.’

Bostwick, who rarely speaks publicly, said: “Dave Robertson is a natural leader and he is a winner. You see that every day in training and every day on a match day.

“You want to play for him. You want to roll your sleeves up and battle for him. I certainly did.

“I enjoyed it when I was moved back into midfield. I was employed as an attacking midfielder who scored goals when I played for Stevenage and that’s what I was signed by Peterborough to do.

“I ended the season strongly. I didn’t really want the season to end and it’s just a shame that we didn’t get to where we wanted to be as a team.

“We have a young side now though and my role will be to try and help those younger lads improve and progress.

“I feel we have a solid base to build from. I think with a few additions to the squad we can have a really good go at challenging towards the top of the division next season.”

The long-term Posh manager is due to be revealed by the end of the month and former Posh Academy chief Robertson (far right) is the only man known to have been interviewed for the post, a process spread over 48 hours. He remains in pole position for the job after overseeing a steady rise from 16th to ninth in League One.