POSH NEWS: Peterborough United pair in line for major monthly awards

Posh midfielder Jermaine Anderson celebrates a November goal against Fleetwood. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com

Posh midfielder Jermaine Anderson celebrates a November goal against Fleetwood. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com

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Peterborough United could pull off a cracking League One double as manager Graham Westley and teenage midfielder Jermaine Anderson have both been nominated for November awards.

Westley will be a hot favourite to win the manager-of-the month award after Posh reeled off four League One wins out of four last month, scoring 14 goals and conceding just four. Posh also won an FA Cup tie at current League One leaders Burton.

And Anderson (19) scored four goals in November during a run of five goals in five matches to win a nomination for League One player-of-the-month.

Westley’s citation reads: “The initial concerns of Posh fans over his appointment have been swept away by breath-taking attacking play and an avalanche of goals. He is bringing the best out of his players with a maximum 12 points and 14 goals from four games.”

Westley’s rivals for the award are new Swindon boss Martin Ling, Port Vale’s Rob Page and Tony Mowbray of Coventry. Coventry were unbeaten in five matches in November.

Anderson’s citation reads: “The 19 year-old, who was born just a month before Euro 96, came of age with four goals in November. Encouraged to break forward at every opportunity, he has impressed with his all round contribution to the Peterborough midfield.”

Anderson’s rivals for the award are Coventry’s on-loan winger Jacob Murphy, Doncaster striker Andy Williams and Bradford City goalkeeper Ben Williams.

That’s a tough line-up for Anderson to defeat. Ben Williams came close to breaking a Bradford City record for time without conceding a goal, Andy Williams has come alive under former Posh boss Darren Ferguson, while Murphy scored five goals in November including a 10-minute hat-trick against promotion rivals Gillingham.

The winners will be revealed at 6am on Friday (December 11).