POSH MATCH REACTION: Westley reckons no-one will want to face Peterborough United

Conor Washington of Peterborough United scores his second goal. Picture: Joe Dent
Conor Washington of Peterborough United scores his second goal. Picture: Joe Dent
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Manager Graham Westley reckons no team will want to draw Peterborough United in the second round of the FA Cup.

Posh will be in Monday’s (November 9) draw after despatching League One promotion contenders Burton Albion 3-0 at the Pirelli Stadium today (November 7).

Jermaine Anderson has just put Posh 3-0 up at Burton Albion. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

Jermaine Anderson has just put Posh 3-0 up at Burton Albion. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

Conor Washington scored twice before Jermaine Anderson added a third goal towards the end of the game.

Posh substitute Jack Baldwin was sent off for a horrible challenge just 60 seconds into his first appearance for 371 days in injury time.

Westley said: “We will take whoever we get in the second round and there will be no fear from my team no matter who we are playing and where we are playing.

“I don’t think any team will want to draw us though. Not if we play with the purpose and attacking threat we showed in the second half today.

“We could have scored more goals, but we would have taken 3-0 away from before we started. I was pleased with the clean sheet again as we have worked hard on our defending.

“I know this club likes to win 5-4, but I prefer 5-0 so this was a very pleasing result and performance.

“We didn’t start the game well. We had to weather a bit of a storm as we struggled to get out, but the players said at half-time that the conditions with a strong wind were very difficult.

“But once we changed shape after about 30 minutes we were much better. When Jon Taylor and Erhun Oztumer received the ball out wide we started to look dangerous.

“Conor’s first goal came at a good time for us and it was great to see him on the scoresheet.

“Conor will score plenty of goals for us. League One defences will not be able to cope with his pace or his technical ability and now he’s decided to be more decisive in front of goal he will take some stopping.

“His second goal was a case in point. It was a 50/50 between him and the goalkeeper and Conor made sure he was first to the ball.

“To be honest it was one-way traffic in the second-half. We were the better side.

“League One teams will also be envious of our substitutes’ bench. When you see the likes of Marcus Maddison, Michael Smith and Jack Baldwin waiting to come on it shows how strong our squad is.

“Jack will regret the tackle he made to get sent off. It wasn’t a good one, but he possibly made it because of his exuberance and his desire to make a mark on the game.”

Baldwin will now serve a three-match suspension and will miss the games against Fleetwood (home, November 14), Crewe (away, November 21) and Barnsley (home, November 24).

Centre-back Gaby Zakuani, who went off in the first-half with a head injury at Burton, and striker Souleymane Coulibaly will also miss the Fleetwood match because of international call-ups.

Zakuani was dizzy after an accidental collison and was substituted on medical advice. He had recovered by the end of the game.

Anderson is on stand-by for the England Under 20 squad.