POSH LATEST: In-form Peterborough United still seeking to improve

Ben Alnwick says everyone at Posh is keeping their feet on the ground.
Ben Alnwick says everyone at Posh is keeping their feet on the ground.
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Peterborough United goalkeeper Ben Alnwick insists no-one at the club is getting carried away with a dramatic surge up the League One table.

Posh have soared from 18th to eighth in four matches since Graham Westley became manager last month, They have won their last three away games in League One ahead of Saturday’s (October 17) trip to Port Vale.

But Alnwick, who admits he played with an injury in last Saturday’s (October 10) 2-1 win at Swindon, claims that Posh are looking forward rather than back.

“We are in a very good place at the moment,” Alnwick said. “But we are not gettind carried away. The management team wouldn’t let us for a start.

“We are playing well and we are full of confidence. To me it looks like we will score a goal every time we go forward. We are also getting fitter and we have lots of good players fighting for places.

“It’s important that we keep the momentum of the last few weeks going and that we just concentrate on the next game.

“The new manager and Grant McCann keep us focused very well. They always find something that we need to work on and improve on after every game, even when we won convincingly like we did at Oldham.

“We are all on the same page. We all want to play entertaining, exciting football with the ball on the floor. The atmosphere is very good around the club.

“We played well at Swindon and I hardly a thing to do which was a good thing as I was still carrying a knock from the week before. I feel a lot better now so I should be in good shape for the game at Port Vale.”

Alnwick should face his younger brother Jak, the Port Vale goalkeeper, for the first time in a competitive match this Saturday.

“I’m trying to treat it as just another game,” Alnwick senior said. “I hope Jak plays well, but we win.”

A young Posh side lost 1-0 at Exeter in the FA Premier League Under 21 Cup last night (October 13).

Posh assistant manager Grant McCann was spotted watching Grimsby beat Halifax 7-0 in the National League. Posh midfielder Kieran Sadlier is currently on loan at Halifax and reportedly played well last night.

Alnwick speaks about facing his brother in tomorrow’s (October 15) Peterborough Telegraph.