LATEST NEWS: Stats show how valuable Leo and Tom are to Peterborough United

Posh teenager Leo Da Silva Lopes in action at Gillingham last Saturday. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

Posh teenager Leo Da Silva Lopes in action at Gillingham last Saturday. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

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Peterborough United have released statistics to prove the importance of teenage midfielder Leo Da Silva Lopes and striker Tom Nichols to the squad.

Both players have their critics within the Posh fanbase and neither is polling particularly well in the Peterborough Telegraph poll to find the club’s player-of-the-season.

Posh striker Tom Nichols has contributed 10 goals and 10 assists to the League One campaign. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

Posh striker Tom Nichols has contributed 10 goals and 10 assists to the League One campaign. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

But it has emerged Posh average 1.55 points per League One game when 18 year-old Da Silva Lopes starts. Posh have won 46% of the time when the youngster starts, the highest win percentage in the squad.

Meanwhile top scorer Nichols has scored 10 goals and been credited with 10 assists in League One this season. Nichols has been involved in 38 League One matches and his stats are outstanding compared to other forward players.

Shaquile Coulthirst, Lee Angol, Craig Mackail-Smith and Junior Morias have contributed one assist between in the 56 games in which they have featured.

Marcus Maddison remains the club’s assist king with 14 in League One this season.

Marcus Maddison is Posh's assist king. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

Marcus Maddison is Posh's assist king. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

Michael Bostwick is the clear leader after one day’s voting in the PT poll.

You can vote here: http://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/sport/football/posh/player-of-the-year-who-has-been-peterborough-united-s-star-man-in-2016-17-1-7887264

Some Posh player win %.

46% Leo Da Silva Lopes (1.55pts per game).

43% Jack Baldwin (1.5pts per game).

42% Marcus Maddison (1,5pts per game).

40% Ryan Tafazolli (1.4pts per game).

37% Chris Forrester (1.4pts per game).

34% Michael Bostwick (1.3pts per game).

28% Paul Taylor (1.1pts per game).