ALAN SWANN’S player ratings as Peterborough United’s back-up strikers prove their worth

Peterborough United’s back-up strikers Siriki Dembele and Idris Kanu took their opportunity to impress in tonight’s Leasing.com Trophy win at Northampton Town (September 3).

Tuesday, 3rd September 2019, 10:46 pm
Idris Kanu of Peterborough United in action against Northampton Town. Photo: Joe Dent

Both scored in a 2-0 victory and both wreaked havoc with their pace and movement.

The goalkeeper made a couple of excellent close-range saves before the break. Made another good stop with his feet in the second-half.
A most satisfactory full debut for the right-back. Comfortable in possession, no worries defensively.

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Solid defensive effort. Took no chances.
Captain for the night and strolled through most of it.
Struggled to stop the flow of dangerous crosses from the Cobblers right wing. Didn;t get forward a lot, although one fine pass sent Ward through.
Knitted play together from a deep midfield position. Always had time, usually kept possession, struck the bar with fine free kick.
Ran harder and stronger as the game wore on. Looked quick and full of energy, although still finding his feet in a diamond.
The youngster was all at sea defensively in the early stages. Improved when switched to the right and linked up well with Thompson at times. Two shots saved.
Not in the game as much as he would have liked. A strong lad though and showed some neat touches.
His pace and skill was too much for a League Two defence. Scored a great goal, could have had a couple more.
Excellent effort capped by his first goal for the club. Denied by two fine saves in the second half. Good movement, good pace.
On for Thompson after 65 minutes and played solidly on the ball and defensively
Played last 10 minutes for Tasdemir. Hardly had a kick.
Only played 10 minutes after replacing Burrows. One lung-busting run almost led to a third goal.