POSH LATEST: Westley loves the cut of Taylor’s cloth

Jon Taylor has been in unstoppable form for Posh. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.
Jon Taylor has been in unstoppable form for Posh. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.
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Peterborough United manager Graham Westley believes winger Jon Taylor is unstoppable at his best.

Taylor is one of the players to have impressed Westley in the absence of Posh’s star attacker Marcus Maddison.

Maddison hasn’t played since the 5-3 League One win over Millwall on October 5, although he was an unused substitute in last weekend’s (November 7) 3-0 FA Cup win at Burton Albion.

But Posh have scored 14 goals in six matches without their talisman.

It’s that strength in depth which makes Westley believe his team have a real shot of entering the League One promotion race.

Westley said: “Jon is some player. Having a lot of pace like he does is not a lot of use if you don’t have the technical ability and tactical acumen to go with it.

“Jon has the lot though and he was a constant menace at Burton with his runs and movement.

“Other players could have made better runs to help Jon when he was in possession, but when he is in the sort of mood he was at Burton he is near unplayable at League One level.

“And Jon is one of a number of players to have stepped his game up while players have been absent.

“Obviously I’d much rather have Gaby Zakuani making tackles and winning headers in the middle of our defence.

“I’d also much rather have Marcus Maddison running around in our attack.

“They are both excellent players, but we have coped without them because we have such good strength in depth.”

Taylor is expected to start Saturday’s (November 14) League One clash with Fleetwood at the ABAX Stadium.