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Opposition Eye Peterborough United

6 February 2016

Graham Westley is looking to steady the ship as his Peterborough United side come to Chesterfield on Saturday, hoping to stop their recent run of poor results.

Westley’s men have lost their last two in the league and without a win in four in all competitions; though last Saturday saw them clinch a replay against Premier League opposition West Brom in the FA Cup, drawing 2-2 at the Hawthorns. 

Chesterfield, also losing their last two will be looking to get their first win in just under a month having had last weekend off.

Westley believes the Spireites will be well up for the occasion looking to bounce back from the 2-1 home defeat to Millwall. 

"When we played Chesterfield at home, Danny Wilson had just been appointed and was sitting in the stands. He has made a difference at the club. We will find a very motivated home team, but we will try and make sure we stamp our game on them rather than the other way round.”

The two clubs last met in December with Conor Washington scoring both goals in a 2-0 win for the Posh, but they will be without the striker who was transferred to QPR last month. 

Westley pointed out that his side’s run of poor results may have been down to losing their in-form striker. 

“What is on our mind is Saturday, three points. We have slipped down in the league which is disappointing, we have had a dodgy little run of results which hasn’t effected our confidence because we understand why.

“You can’t take Conor Washington out of your side, your top goal scorer, and not be affected. We have had tough oppositions but we need to get back to winning ways.”

Peterborough face West Brom in the FA Cup replay on Wednesday but Westley says the focus is very much on Saturday’s game against Chesterfield. 

“I don’t think there is anything on our mind other than the game in hand. Our priorities here is very much the league and very much promotion to the Championship.”


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