MID­WEEK WOES FOR WEST­LEY

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP -

NEW Peterborough boss Graham West­ley says his side’s mid­week strug­gles are at the root of their lowly cur­rent sta­tus in League One.

Posh’s 3-2 de­feat by in­form Bury this week meant they have lost 12 of their last 15 Tues­day night games.

And West­ley ad­mits prepa­ra­tions will need to im­prove fol­low­ing this week­end’s clash with Mill­wall.

“We need to learn to re­cover, be­cause I didn’t feel our energy lev­els were where they were at the week­end, ”West­ley said.

“There’s a more ag­gres­sive at­ti­tude we can adopt to have the belief to win.”

Since the start of last sea­son, Posh have won just two Tues­day night games – one against Crawley Town in the League Cup in Au­gust and one away at Sheffield United in March.

But de­spite their slug­gish start, West­ley be­lieves he can turn things around.

“There’s lots of ar­eas where we can get bet­ter and I can make them much bet­ter just by in­tro­duc­ing some sim­ple pro­ce­dures, which is where en­cour­age­ment comes from,” he added.

“I want us on top of games, play­ing on the front foot from the off. I don’t want us re­act­ing to ad­ver­sity.We need to be much more pos­i­tive with our football.”

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