POSH REACTION: ‘The Boss’ is backing his boss to succeed at Peterborough United

Michael Bostwick in action for Posh against Fleetwood. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.
Michael Bostwick in action for Posh against Fleetwood. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.
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Michael Bostwick believes manager Graham Westley can emulate his Stevenage success at Peterborough United.

Bostwick was a player under Westley when unfashionable Stevenage won back-to-back promotions from the Conference to League One between 2009-11.

Yesterday’s (November 14) 2-1 win over Fleetwood at the ABAX Stadium lifted Posh up three places to 10th in League One. They are now just three points off a play-off place ahead of games against bottom two Crewe (away, November 21) and Barnsley (home, November 24).

Bostwick said: “I know better than most what a good manager Graham Westley is. He won titles and medals at Stevenage and he can do the same at Peterborough.

“He knows what he’s doing as you can see by the results since he came in. I’ve really enjoyed it since he arrived and so have the rest of the lads.

“We weren’t great against Fleetwood, but we showed another side to our game which will be important if we are to get where we want to be. We dug in and ground out a win and we will have to do that lots of times this season, especially as the weather worsens and conditions become tough.

“I don’t think the quality of the squad is in doubt, but we have now shown a toughness and a desire to dig out a win.

“It was frustrating in the first-half as we played well without scoring. One of the things we must learn is patience. If we keep playing our game we will break teams down.

“I expect teams to come and sit deep against us at our place so we have to be ready to take our time and pick our moments.

“We can have a successful season, but we are not getting ahead of ourselves. It is a case of taking each game as it comes in such a competitive league.”

Bostwick was employed as a centre-back against Fleetwood. He started last weekend’s FA Cup win at Burton as a right-back and he spent the early part of the season in the centre of midfield.

“I don’t mind where I play as long as I am out there,” Bostwick added. “I will give it everything no matter what position the manager wants me to play.”