POSH LATEST: Westley wants his top-scoring Peterborough United team to be even more clinical

Posh manager Graham Westley is urging his team to hit even greater heights. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.
Posh manager Graham Westley is urging his team to hit even greater heights. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.
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Peterborough United manager Graham Westley wants his team to improve on their ‘clinicality ratio’.

Westley has revealed that Posh have created more goal-scoring chances than any other team in League One, but they are only eighth best in terms of converting those opportunities.

But he believes his side will become more consistently excellent as the League One season continues.

“Manchester United usually played spellbinding football under Sir Alex Ferguson,” Westley stated.

“But every now and again they had to grind results out and they were also very good at that.

“It will be the same with my young team. They won’t play scintillating football for 90 minutes in every game. There will be matches when we have to knuckle down and fight for the win as we did against Fleetwood last week (November 14).

“Our ‘clinicality ratio’ is something we have to improve on.

“We are top of League One in terms of chances created this season, but only eighth in the percentage of chances converted into goals.

“But that will improve with experience. We don’t have a Billy Sharp like Sheffield United or a Leon Clarke like Bury, two players who have developed their goal-scoring skills over a number of years.

“But we have great potential and a set of young players who want to learn.”

Posh are the joint top goalscorers alongside League One rivals Gillingham in the top four divisions of English football with 34 goals in 17 outings.