Posh can shoot their way to the play-offs

Michael Bostwick jumps for joy after scoring the winning goal for Posh against Chesterfield.
Michael Bostwick jumps for joy after scoring the winning goal for Posh against Chesterfield.
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Posh boss Dave Robertson insists his side most definitely have the attacking firepower to reach the League One play-offs.

Posh are the second-lowest scorers in the top half of the division with 46 goals from 38 matches - the same return as next-to-bottom Colchester.

Robertson did call for more ‘flair and flamboyance’ from his players after last weekend’s 1-0 home win over Chesterfield, a result that moved Posh into a play-off place for the first time since November.

But the manager believes his current squad already have those qualities and it’s just a case of showing it on the pitch.

Current first-choice strikers Conor Washington (9) and Luke James (1) have just 10 League One goals between them so far this season.

But Robertson said: “We shouldn’t just look for goals from the front two.

“They have so much more to their game than just scoring goals as they proved last weekend.

“We need to score goals from everywhere and it’s started to happen.

“Since I’ve been manager we’ve scored goals from midfield through Jack Payne and Michael Bostwick and from the wing through Jon Taylor.

“ I do want to see us playing with more flair and flamboyance, but it was important we started winning first.

“There is a lot of attacking ability in the squad and we have players waiting to get into the side like Marcus Maddison and Harry Anderson who have plenty of quality.”

Maddison is expected to return to the first-team squad for the visit of Coventry to the ABAX Stadium on Saturday after serving a three-match suspension.

Central defender Ricardo Santos is unavailable this Saturday after picking up a red card against Chesterfield.