REACTION: Siriki is setting the striker standards for League One after a two-goal burst at Swindon

Posh matchwinner Siriki Dembele became the first player to claim 10 goals and 10 assists in League One this season after a double strike in the 3-0 win at Swindon Town yesterday (April 10).

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Siriki Dembele of Peterborough United scores his second goal of the game against Swindon Town. Photo: Joe Dent/

Dembele reached 10 League One goals for the season after scoring twice in six first-half minutes. His assist tally would have rocketed, but for some woeful finishing from his teammates in a one-side encounter.

Dembele said: “I was happy to get two goals and help the team to three points. For the first goal, I have to give credit to Mo Eisa for the ball through to me. It was perfect to allow me to do what I wanted to do.

“The second goal was pleasing, I was in a good position high up the pitch and I get to do what I do when I am in that kind of position.

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“It was one of those games. It probably seemed more open than what it was to actually play in, but having said that, we had chances to score more goals. Some of them we should have finished, but we have won the game 3-0 so we can’t complain.

“For me personally, it is great to score my 10th league goal. It is always good to be involved in the goals and assists, to be a part of it is amazing and hopefully I can get a few more between now and the end of the season.

“It was frustrating to miss a game with a back problem recently, but I have been managing it well and it is all about contributing between now and the end of the season. Then I can get some rest in to it.”