WEST­LEY: CHRIS CAN BE OUR CARRICK

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PETER­BOR­OUGH United man­ager Gra­ham West­ley has drawn com­par­isons be­tween mid­fielder Chris For­rester and England star Michael Carrick.

For­rester, 22, has been the linch­pin of Posh’s mid­field since West­ley’s ar­rival at Lon­don Road in Septem­ber and chipped in with two goals ahead of the week­end.

And the former Re­pub­lic of Ire­land Un­der-21 in­ter­na­tional has cer­tainly left his mark on West­ley, who be­lieves he is des­tined to em­u­late five-time Pre­mier League cham­pion Carrick and reach the very top.

“There’s so much Michael Carrick in him it’s scary,” said West­ley. “You look at the likes of Carrick, an in­tel­li­gent player, reads the game bril­liantly well, owns, keeps and passes the ball in the right way – he’s got so many of the char­ac­ter­is­tics.

“He prob­a­bly gets more goals than Carrick – he’s a great player in the mak­ing.

“You look at the stats from last week­end’s game against Don­caster, he was up near the 70-pass mark.

“We’ve seen what he can do in terms of scor­ing goals, we’ve seen his pass­ing. He’s a crack­ing player.” Gra­ham West­ley – see p27

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