Posh teenager Jermaine is keen to grab some goals

Jermaine Anderson celebrates his sole Posh goal at Colchester last season. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.
Jermaine Anderson celebrates his sole Posh goal at Colchester last season. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.
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Peterborough United midfielder Jermaine Anderson is determined to add goals to his game next season.

The 19 year-old has scored one senior goal - in the 3-1 League One win at Colchester last August - in 48 games (35 starts) for Posh.

He was however last season hampered by a serious foot injury which wasn’t diagnosed until four months after it happened!

Anderson, who was brought to Posh from Arsenal three years by current manager Dave Robertson, last played in the 1-1 draw at Fleetwood on February 7 and he’s intent on taking that frustration out on League One defences in the 2015-16 campaign. He should be fit enough to start pre-season training with the rest of the first-team squad at the end of June.

Anderson said: “I’m not going to lie, I’ve had the worst time in the last three months or so. It’s been horrible watching matches and not being able to help my team-mates.

“I actually picked up the injury at the end of October, but it wasn’t discovered until I had some x-rays in February. They showed a double break so I had to have an operation immediately, but it could have been worse. The doctor said I could have dome much more damage by carrying on playing so I was lucky in a way.

“I’ve put that to the back of my mind though. I’ve put it down to experience and part of being a professional footballer. My re-hab is going well and I should be ready to join in pre-season with the rest of the team from the start.

“I’ve been seeing the physio with Jack Baldwin every day and we’ve been helping each other. It’s good to be able to work with some-one else.

“I can’t wait to get back playing regularly. Scoring at Colchester last season was a highlight for me, but I want to score more goals and get more assists next season. The attacking side of my game is definitely something I want to improve on.

“I want to help the team go for promotion. The current manager brought me to the club when I was 16 and we are comfortable with each other.”

Centre-back Baldwin is expected back in action in October. He suffered a serious knee injury in the home match with Scunthorpe on November 1 and hasn’t played since.