POSH PREVIEW: Westley confident Posh can topple the League One leaders

Martin Samuelsen could start for Posh at Walsall. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.
Martin Samuelsen could start for Posh at Walsall. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.
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Peterborough United manager Graham Westley insists his side have the appetite and the quality to shock League One leaders Walsall at the Banks’s Stadium tomorrow (December 28, 3pm kick-off).

The Saddlers moved to the top of the table with a 1-0 win at Milwall on Boxing Day. That was a second win in two gmes under the management of new boss Sean O’Driscoll.

But Posh have won five of their last seven League One games and won’t lack confidence after a dominant display in their own 2-0 Boxing Day win over Chesterfield at the ABAX Stadium.

Westlay said: “I love the Christmas programme as you have a chance to pick up six points in a little over 48 hours. That was our aim before the Chesterfield game so it’s most certainly our aim now.

“It’s a tough game for us, but we there is a big appetite for success in our dressimg room and I am sure we will have tons of goal-scoring opportunities to make our mark on the game.

“Playing two games in such a short space of time is difficult so it’s very likely I will inject some freshness into the starting line-up.”

On-loan West Ham midfielder Martin Samuelsen and striker Lee Angol both have a chance of starting the game after making substitute appearances against Chesterfield.

Recent signing Jordan Nicholson, a 21 year-old winger from Histon, is expected to be in the squad.

“It’s bizarre how we came to sign Jordan,” Westley said. “We took an analyst on fron Histon and he told me about Jordan so we put some footage together, liked what we saw and invited him in for a trial.

“We’d signed him within four days and I know the Posh fans will love him. He’s very creative and he scores goals.”