Peterborough United manager Graham Westley praised his battling players after a hard fought 2-1 win in League One at Swindon today (October 10).
That’s nine points from a possible 12 for Posh under Westley and four wins in six matches since previous boss Dave Robertson left the club.
Jon Taylor and Lee Angol scored the goals for Posh who are now eighth in the League One table, three points off a play-off place, ahead of next Saturday’s (October 17) game at Port Vale.
Westley also lauded the performance of his assistant manager Grant McCann for spotting a weakness in the Swindon set-up that led directly to Angol’s crucial goal five minutes into the second-half.
Posh left star attacker Marcus Maddison on the substitutes’ bench because of an ankle injury today.
“It’s a pleasure to be the manager of such a positive club,” Westley stated. “The players’ willingness to learn and improve is paying dividends, but the attitude of the whole club is very special.
“We have some great quality at this club. There’s no question about that. We’ve got expensive players which brings pressure to perform, but it’s a pressure we relish.
“The fans were also superb today. They were still singing as I started my post-match interviews.
“This was a very good win for us. We scored two good goals and then we had to grind it out to confirm the three points.
“The lads put their bodies on the line and that’s what every successful team needs. You can give the credit to the players who scored the goals, but Gaby’s performance today was outstanding, He defended brilliantly.
“Jon Taylor’s goal was further proof of the quality and drive he has, while Lee Angol claimed another poacher’s goal and that one pleased me as we had worked on putting the pressure on their goalkeeper when he had the ball at his feet.
“Grant McCann had identified that as a possible weakness we could exploit and credit to him and Lee for making the plan work.
“It’s still one game at a time for us though. We still have things we can improve on. For a start we need to be more athletic when we are out of possesiion.”
Posh midfielder Chris Forrester limped off 20 minutes from time with an ankle injury.
Westley is appearing live on Channel Five’s Football League show tonight (9pm).