The old Peterborough United approach of free-flowing, fast-paced, all-out attacking football appears to be back and striker Conor Washington is delighted.
Washington was recalled to the starting line-up for the game against Millwall last Saturday and responded with a quality goal in the 5-3 win.
It was the 23 year-old’s first League One strike of the season - he’d only previously scored in a Capital One Cup win over League Two outfit Crawley - but he’s confident the goals will flow now, as long as he can stay in a side heavily populated with creative players.
“The manager wants to play an all-out attacking style which suits me,” Washington stated.
“The match against Millwall was like the Peterborough United of old. It was a crazy game, but we scored five goals and could have scored more so it was a plan that worked.
“We responded well after we’d lost our two-goal lead, but the manager wants us to play well from the start of a game rather than play well as a reaction to adversity.
“I hadn’t scored for a while, but it took me a while to get going last season as well so hopefully my goal will be the start of something good for me. All my career I’ve tended to score in spurts.
“We played well at Swindon last season, but couldn’t score and we were eventually beaten. If we play like we did against Millwall we will have a great chance of winning.
“And if the manager is going to play an attacking style and pick players who are so good on the ball that’s great for me. It’s a real confidence boost for a striker to have so many strong, technically good players on the pitch.
“Lee Angol has been brilliant since he got his chance.l He is a strong lad, but he’s also good on the ball and so composed you wouldn’t believe he’d only played a handful of league games. His style complements mine.
“And Marcus is playing so well right now. He has audacious ability and even when he’s in a tight spot you still make runs as a striker as he can create chances out of nothing.”
Washington’s goal against Millwall was his 20th for the club on his 56th start. He was the club’s top scorer last season with 13 goals.
Washington had just two goals at the same stage of last season.