POSH LATEST: Not a happy Christmas for Anderson

Jermaine Anderson could be ruled out until next year.
Jermaine Anderson could be ruled out until next year.
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Peterborough United star midfielder Jermaine Anderson is unlikely to feature for Posh until next year.

Anderson missed the game against Shrewsbury last Saturday due to a calf injury and Posh boss Westley admitted today (December 16) that the injury appears to be ‘slightly longer term’.

Westley said: “Jermaine is seeing a specialist on Thursday so we will know more detail about the extent of his injury after that.

“We are not expecting Anderson to make the weekend game against Blackpool.

“Jon Taylor saw a specialist before the Shrewsbury game and was able to be given a jab to play but we are not expecting that to happen with Jermaine.

“I will wait on the specialist’s verdict, but it does look slightly longer term.”

The injury setback will come as a blow to the 19-year-old who had been in a rich vein of form for Westley’s men.

Anderson scored four goals in November and was nominated for the League One player-of-the-month award.

The Posh boss has high hopes for the teenage midfielder and believes that he can follow in the footsteps of Spurs midfielder Dele Alli.