Robbo can’t wait for the start of the League One season

Posh striker Conor Washington scores the second goal against a Spurs XI. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

Posh striker Conor Washington scores the second goal against a Spurs XI. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

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Roll on August 8! Peterborough United manager Dave Robertson can’t wait for the start of the League One season after watching his side beat a Spurs XI 3-2 at the ABAX Stadium today (July 18).

That’s three wins in four summer friendlies for Posh and they’ve scored a handsome 15 goals in the process. Strikers Joe Gormley - his third in four matches - Conor Washington and Kyle Vassell scored the Posh goals. Posh were pegged back from 2-0 down to 2-2 before Vassell struck the winning goal five minutes from time.

Summer signing Jack Collison played 35 minutes as he builds up his fitness before the start of the competitive campaign. Posh travel to Rochdale on the opening day of the League One season on August 8,

Robertson said: “I can’t wait for August 8. Everything we have done so far bodes well for the start of the new season.

“It was very pleasing to see our three strikers on the scoresheet, Jack Collison looked in good shape, and we will carry on building his fitness up so he’s ready for Rochdale, and this Spurs team played exactly how I expect Rochdale to play so tactically it was a very good workout for us.

“We are exactly where we need to be at this stage of the season. We are probably playing at 75% potential right now, but we are improving and competition for places is intense.

“It’s great to be scoring goals and if we can keep up our average of three goals a game at the ABAX I’m sure our fans will be over the moon.

“Spurs presented us with a different challenge today. They keep possession and they flood midfield, but we coped well. Joe Gormley took his goal magnificently after great work by Collison and Michael Smith and the goals scored by Conor Washington and Kyle Vassell were also expertly finished.

“There was also plenty of character shown by the lads who played the last 30 minutes. We saw a two-goal lead disappear, but we responded to score a late winner. It wasn’t a perfect performance as our wingers didn’t contribute as much as they have been doing, but I’m sure they will put that right for the next game.

“This was a tough game for the lads as we had an arduous week in Ireland. We worked tham hard, but we are in a really good place right now.”

Posh are next in action at Barnet on Tuesday (July 21, 7.45pm kick-off).