POSH: Angol is as good as Gayle and better than CMS

Lee Angol celebrates scoring against Swindon. Picture: Joe Dent
Lee Angol celebrates scoring against Swindon. Picture: Joe Dent

Lee Angol has reached five Posh goals quicker than the ‘Holy Trinity’ and at the same pace as Britt Assombalonga and Dwight Gayle.

Not bad company for a 21-year-old who didn’t make his Football League debut until September 12 when he scored twice in a 5-1 League One win at Oldham.

His goal at Swindon last weekend was a fifth in six appearances which matches the starts enjoyed by Assombalonga and Gayle, the latter in the Championship.

It took Aaron Mclean and Craig Mackail-Smith eight and 10 Posh appearances respectively to reach five goals and they started their London Road careers in League Two.

George Boyd reached five goals on his 20th Posh appearance.

Angol scored 31 goals in all competitions for Boreham Wood last season to help them to the National League for the first time in their history.

He was on loan at Boreham Wood from Luton Town who had only given the striker a one-year contract leaving him free to step up a level to Posh last summer.

Angol said: “ I never look at the standard of football. To me every game is a game in which I can score.

“It’s been very easy for me to settle in at Peterborough because the vibe at the club is so positive. We have a powerful management team and great leaders in the dressing room.”

Angol was ignored by previous Posh boss Dave Robertson. Grant McCann handed him a debut as soon as he took over as caretaker-manager.