Peterborough United skipper thrilled with side’s spirit, togetherness and character

Peterborough United skipper Mark Beevers has praised the team spirit and character within the in-form Posh squad.

Sunday, 9th February 2020, 4:30 pm
Mark Beevers congratulates Josh Knight on his goal for Posh against Oxford. Photo: Joe Dent/

Posh made it five wins in a row by hammering Oxford United 4-0 at the Weston Homes Stadium yesterday (February 8), despite a red card for Nathan Thompson when the score was 2-0.

Posh are on fire at both ends of the pitch with 60 goals scored and 13 clean sheets to their name - both records are the best in League One.

It’s not a bad effort for a team who picked up just two points and scored just one goal in a run of six matches recently.

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“Our form now shows what we are about,” Beevers said. “Some teams would have just gone under after two points in six matches, but we just knuckled down and sorted things out.

“The new players have obviously helped. They gave us a real boost when we needed one, but we’ve also shown great character and togetherness as a squad.

“You can see how good the team spirit is from the way we reacted to going down to 10 men against a very good side. Two-nil is a dangerous lead with 11 men never mind 10.

“But from where I was it looked like we had the extra man. We were so full of running.

“Any game you win in League One is a great one, but this was a particularly good one as we beat top opposition again.

“We looked a threat and we kept the back door firmly shut. We dealt with their pressure from wide areas well and we were determined to keep that clean sheet.

“We probably should have been more than one goal up at half-time, but we know if we can keep things tight at one end we will keep creating and scoring goals at the other end.

“We pressed so well from back to front it caused mistakes and we have the players to capitalise on them.

“It’s now important we don’t get carried away. Five wins on the spin is excellent, but teams are still very close to us and they all have games in hand.

“All we can do is keep winning our games and see where it takes us.”

Posh host next-to-bottom Southend on Tuesday (February 11) when they will be without Thompson who will serve a one-match and probably centre-back Frankie Kent who has a knee injury.