Peterborough United end-of-season player ratings: Who starred and who struggled?

The Peterborough Telegraph has marked every Peterborough United player out of 10 for their contribution to an improved, yet ultimately frustrating 2018-19 season.

Monday, 13th May 2019, 1:44 pm
Posh players on their lap of appreciation at the end of the season.
Posh players on their lap of appreciation at the end of the season.

Who were the stars and who struggled?

Appearances: 1. Goals: 0. A former Newcastle and Spurs defender signed on reputation, while ignoring a knee injury which had stalled his career. Started one game in the Checkatrade and did okay. 1/10.
Appearances: 45. Goals: 4. Formed a formidable partnership at the heart of the Posh defence with Ryan Tafazolli at the start of the season, but too many errors crept into his game. Goals were a bonus. 5/10.

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Appearances: 2. Goals: 0. Coming from Manchester City carries a weight of expectation that was clearly too heavy for this winger. Started just one Checkatrade game and was hauled off in that at half-time with Posh 3-0 down. 1/10.
Appearances: 37. Goals: 0. The 6ft 7ins goalkeeper saved his best form until the end of the season, but it was too late to avoid a place on the transfer list. Didnt dominate his penalty area despite his size. 6/10.
Appearances: 20. Goals: 1. A midfielder who failed to get a decent run in the side under either of two first-team managers. Possibly systems didnt suit his strengths, but his passing was safe and weak. 4/10.
Appearances: 29. Goals 3. A wasted season for an attacking midfielder who started just four League One matches despite a team creativity problem for most of the campaign. 3/10.
Appearances: 29. Goals: 8. Excellent in August, but some strange off-field incidents accompanied a huge drop-off in form. A sad waste of talent. Left for Luton in January. 4/10.
Appearances: 25. Goals 1. The left-back quickly became a scapegoat when results turned sour. Certainly made some rash decisions which cost goals and let go in January. 3/10.
Appearances: 47. Goals: 7. A season full of promise from the dashing winger. Hes raw and doesnt always use the ball perfectly, but a terrific season with some quality goals. 8/10.
Appearances: 11. Goals: 0. On-loan midfielder who suffered when Posh changed manager. Disappeared when Posh started their late run for the play-offs. 3/10.
Appearances: 14. Goals: 0. On-loan left-back who was weak defensively. Only occasional flashes of attacking promise. 3/10.
Appearances: 48. Goals: 18. The striker started the season well. A good finisher, worked hard, but lacked pace and couldnt form a successful partnership with Ivan Toney. 7/10.
Appearances: 8. Goals: 0. Injured on his first appearance and no impact until switched to midfield where he was excellent. Shame the switch didnt happen earlier. 6/10
Appearances: 21. Goals: 0. An on-loan left-back who could look good in possession, but who struggled with one-on-one defending 4/10.
Appearances: 4. Goals: 0. A right-back who made no League One starts in his nine months at the club. When he did appear he was poor 1/10.
Appearances: 46. Goals: 10. Didnt start a match until September 21, but made up for a slow start with some breathtaking form once Darren Ferguson returned as manager 8/10.
Appearances: 50. Goals: 1. Another to deliver his most consistent form towards the end of the season, A right-back capable of playing centre-back, decent defensively and powerful going forward. 7/10.
Appearances: 29. Goals: 4. Three goals in his first two games suggested Posh had found a free-scoring midfielder, but he struggled thereafter to impose himself on games. Spent the second-half of the season at Lincoln. 4/10.
Appearances: 20. Goals: 0. A penalty-saving expert who showed flashes of promise between the sticks, but too many errors, usually involving mad dashes off his goalline. 5/10.
Appearances: 36. Goals: 1. This young midfielder has obvious potential. A neat and tidy passer, well-suited to a possession-based game and a tenacious tackler for one so small. 6/10.
Appearances: 3. Goals: 0. A prolific goalscorer in reserve team football, but a succession of first-team managers have ignored his talents. Often owed his place on the substitutes bench to qualifying as a homegrown player. 2/10.
Appearances: 46. Goals: 1. The most consistent centre-back at the club, one who defends the penalty area with power.Suffered from a couple of niggly injuries, although played through pain in the final matches. 7/10
Appearances: 21. Goals: 2. The high excitement that accompanied his return to Posh wasnt matched by his exploits on the pitch. A disappointment generally as he looked lethargic and slow apart from in a couple of matches. 4/10.
Appearances: 55. Goals: 23. A striker with enormous potential once he starts to use that impressive physique consistently. Can look ponderous, but regularly delivered quality finishes in an excellent first season. 8/10.
Appearances: 17. Goals: 2. Arrived on loan from Wigan, scored on his debut, but it went downhill quickly for him from then on. Playing style certainly didnt suit a classy footballer 3/10.
Appearances: 52. Goals: 5. This smooth-running, hard-working wide player was a revelation this season. Quickly became one of the most reliable performers in the squad and should improve again under the current manager. 8/10.
Appearances: 16. Goals: 1. Once adapting to the physical nature of first-team football in the Football League this cultured centre-back looked a decent player. On loan from Brighton. 6/10.
Appearances: 51. Goals: 0. There were mixed reviews about the har-working captain. Some enjoyed the unlimited energy that allowed him to press opponents for 90 minutes, but others bemoaned his limited ability on the ball.. 6/10
Appearances: 3. Goals: 0. Played well for 45 minutes at Gillingham, then dragged the clubs name through the mud with a ridiculous attempt to avoid a drugs test. Sacked by Posh after receiving a four-year ban from the sport. 0/10.