Player verdicts: Not a lot to shout about from the Posh men

Posh striker Conor Washington bursts through on the Millwall goal. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.
Posh striker Conor Washington bursts through on the Millwall goal. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.
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It was another miserabale night for Posh as they lost 1-0 in the first round of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy at Millwall (September 1).

A poor performance is reflected in the Peterborough Telegraph’s player marks.

Ben Alnwick: Very little to do before the break. Made a strong fingertip save early in the second-half and a terrific block to thwart Upson who looked certain to score a little later. Distribution okay 7

Michael Bostwick: Was looking reliable at right-back before switching to centre-back. Solid, but picked up his fourth caution of the season which is a worry 6

Callum Elder: He has a decent left-foot and is far more postionally sound than the club’s own left back. Played the final 25 minutes at centre-back and he did okay without ever looking that comfortable 6

Ricardo Santos: A dominant display and some neat skills on the ball before injuring himself making a very powerful tackle 7

Alex Davey: Went off with a stomach bug after a polished 20 minutes 6

Chris Forrester: A very promising first quarter of the game when he collected the ball often and usually used it wisely. Faded, but there was enough to suggest he could be a good addition to the squad. Lots of energy 6

Jermaine Anderson: He’s certainly growing in confidence. Gets on the ball and tries to use it positively. Not always the desired end product though, most notably when he missed the ball completely when in a great position to score in the first-half 6

Jon Taylor: Puts a strong shift in every time he time he gets selected, but the quality isn’t there at the moment 6

Marcus Maddison: He’s a class apart in terms of creativity, but his prompting and vision is not often appreciated by his team-mates. Didn’t play like he was unsettled by the weekend transfer rumours 7

Conor Washington: More prominent than in some games this season. A couple of powerful dashes into the penalty area, but he wasted one by not shooting and another by striking hard straight at the goalkeeper. Some good pieces of control 6

Kyle Vassell: Failed to make a telling contribution apart from a caution. He did create one good chance for Beautyman that went begging though 5

Substitutes:

Harry Beautyman: (for Davey, 20 mins) Didn’t let the side down in an unfamiliar position of right-back 6

Michael Smith: (for Santos 65 mins).

Souleymane Coulibaly: (for Vassell, 75 mins)

Dino-Henry Curtis: (not used).

Lee Angol: (not used).