Peterborough United’s attacking play can strike fear into the rest of League One

Winger Siriki Dembele has been in outstanding form for Posh. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.
Winger Siriki Dembele has been in outstanding form for Posh. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.
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Peterborough United have unleashed a fearsome amount of attacking weaponry already this season in League One...but manager Steve Evans reckons there is much more to come from his table-topping team.

Four different players - Jamie Walker, Siriki Dembele, Ivan Toney and Callum Cooke - scored in a 4-2 win at Gillingham on Saturday (September 22) that returned Posh to the top of League One.

Jason Cummings (top) and Callum Cooke have scored League One goals for Posh this season. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

Jason Cummings (top) and Callum Cooke have scored League One goals for Posh this season. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

They were the first League One goals in a Posh shirt for Walker and Cooke meaning eight different players have now scored in nine matches.

Posh have scored 24 League One goals, five more than any other team in the division and they have now blasted a remarkable 17 goals in five away matches, all of which have been won.

Evans picked an all-out attacking side - winger Marcus Maddison and Toney were starting a League One game for the first time this season - for the game at Gillingham and he intends to play on the front foot for the rest of the season.

“I am well aware that Peterborough United fans want wins, goals, entertaining football and success,” Evans said.

Ivan Toney justified his selection for Posh at Gillingham with a brilliant goal. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

Ivan Toney justified his selection for Posh at Gillingham with a brilliant goal. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

“And so far we have done that. It’s great to be back on top, but we are not getting carried away though. This is still a new team which is a work in progress.

“What we do have though is a lot of firepower. That much is obvious. We are scoring goals from all over the pitch. Midfielders are busting a gut to get into the penalty area to get on the end of crosses and they are getting their rewards. We played some great stuff at times at Gillingham and scored the best goal (from Toney) I’ve seen from one of my teams.

“I picked a very attacking team because I thought we could hurt them and we did. There were a couple of wobbles on the way, but the ends justified the means.

“I won’t necessarily be picking that sort of team for every game, but it’s good to know that I can pick attacking wingers like Maddison and Dembele and they will not shirk their defensive duties.

“Maddison has tracked back 40 yards and started the move for Ivan Toney’s goal from the edge of his own area with a great pass.

“It was a great goal as was the last one from Callum Cooke who forced his way into the squad with his performances in the reserves.”

Posh have scored 24 League One goals thanks to Matt Godden (7), Jason Cummings (6), Siriki Dembele (3), Mark O’Hara (3), Ivan Toney (2), Callum Cooke (1), Jamie Walker (1) and Ryan Tafazolli (1). Nine players have scored goals for Scunny this season.

George Cooper’s only goal this season arrived in the Checkatrade Trophy tie at MK Dons.

Last season Jack Marriott scored 27 of Posh’s 68 League One goals - just short of 40% of the total.

No-one else scored more than eight goals.