ALAN SWANN’S Peterborough United player ratings from the 2-1 defeat at Fleetwood Town
Posh couldn’t get their attacking game going in strong winds and heavy rain and were deservedly beaten for the first time in seven matches.
Christy Pym: Handled the ball well enough in difficult conditions, but found kicking nigh on impossible into a strong wind 6
Nathan Thompson: A solid return to the side. Madden gave him a few problems in the second half 6
Mark Beevers: Competed strongly helped by a significant height advantage 6
Niall Mason: Stayed in the side to help Posh control possession, but he passed it too safely. 5
Joe Ward: Bottled up by Danny Andrew for the most part, but still sent over a couple of dangerous crosses. Defended well apart from falling asleep for the first goal 6
Dan Butler: Cracking goal from distance, but Burns went past him and Mason too easily for the winning goal. Passed indifferently 6
Josh Knight: Struggled in a game when Posh were allowed to have a lot of the ball. He doesn’t pass it well enough 5
Jack Taylor: Very little positive impact on the game. Struggled with his passing all afternoon 5
Sammie Szmodics: Never in the game thanks to the conditions and his teammates. Dropped too deep at him as he and Dembele clearly missed Ivan Toney’s presence 5
Siriki Dembele: Impressive burst of pace won Posh their early penalty, but the ball was in the air too much for him and there was no space in behind 5
Mo Eisa: His confidence must have already been low before this game. His horrible penalty effort has probably made it worse. Poor until substituted early in second-half 5
Idris kanu (for Eisa, 64 mins): Looked quick and strong and might have won Posh a second penalty 7
Ricky-Jade Jones: (for Mason, 83 mins).
Aaron Chapman: (not used).
Rhys Bennett: (not used).
George Boyd: (not used).
Reece Brown: (not used).
Louis Reed: (not used).