POSH REACTION: Be afraid of Peterborough United, be very afraid

Posh manager Graham Westley on the sidelines during the 5-3 win over Millwall. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.
Posh manager Graham Westley on the sidelines during the 5-3 win over Millwall. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.
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Peterborough United sent out a warning to the rest of League One today (October 3) according to manager Graham Westley.

Westley reckons visitors to the ABAX Stadium should be very afraid as they will be greeted by an all-out attacking team full of passion, intent and no little skill.

Jon Taylor is about to score his second Posh goal against Milwall. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

Jon Taylor is about to score his second Posh goal against Milwall. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

Posh beat Millwall - a team who hadn’t lost on their travels this season - 5-3 in League One fixture to move into the top half of the table.

Jon Taylor (2), Chris Forrester, Conor Washington and Lee Angol scored the goals for Posh. Two home games under Westley have delivered 13 goals and Posh are now the second highest scorers in the division behind Gillingham with 21 goals in 10 matches.

Westley said: “The ABAX Stadium will be a place teams fear to come. That is a given. There is no doubt about that.

“We intend to play on the front foot, we will be attacking from the first whistle, we will draw teams on and take advantage of the space that creates. That’s our gameplan because we want to entertain our fans and we want them to be looking forward to the next game.

“We have players who can pass the ball, we have players who can keep possession under pressure and we have players who are comfortable running at pace with the ball at their feet. Not many teams will fancy facing that away from home.

“I’m not a new manager who is going to have to rebuild the team, I am a new manager who has inherited lots of players with lots of ability and they showed that going forward today.

“Obviously there is plenty to work on at the other end, but to be honest that is simple stuff. It’s easy to cure the marking problems we had set-pieces today.

“There were hundreds of moments today that need improving on, but we won, we scored five goals and we entertained our fans and that is very pleasing.”

First-choice goalkeeper Ben Alnwick was taken off after 30 minutes with an impact injury after falling heavily while clearing a corner. His back injury will be assessed early next week. Posh have just 18 year-old goalkeeper Dion-Curtis Henry as cover. He made his Football League debut today, but if Alnwick is ruled out for any length of time it’s likely Posh would try and take a goalkeeper pn loan.

Star man Marcus Maddison, who picked up the Posh player-of-the-month award for September before the game, finished the game with an ankle injury.

Posh are next in League One action at Swindon next Saturday (October 10).