SHAQ’S GOT THE CHANCE TO WOW WESTLEY
PETERBOROUGH United boss Graham Westley intends to make new signing Shaquile Coulthirst the focal point of his attack and tips him to follow in the footsteps of Posh’s top marksmen.
Coulthirst has signed a three-and-a-half year contract to move from Tottenham Hotspur.
He follows two other new signings, Nabi Adil and Harry Toffolo, into London Road – and is joined by two of Non-League’s brightest talents Aaron Williams and Callum Chettle who have joined from Nuneaton Town.
The 21-year-old has enjoyed loan spells at Leyton Orient, Torquay United, Southend United,York City and Wigan Athletic in the last two years but was often deployed out wide.
However,Westley feels Coulthirst has the necessary attributes to become a hit with the Posh faithful.
“I think he wants to try to become the next Conor Washington, the next Craig Mackail-Smith, the next Britt Assombalonga and he has all the talent and attributes to fulfil that,” he said.
“I first saw Shaq when he was on loan at Southend and he played in a wide-left role, but he played a lot of his football at Tottenham as a number nine.
“I used to watch him every week when I was at Southend as Tottenham U21s play their fixtures there. He had phenomenal pace off the shoulder, a great ability to get in behind and an eye for goal.”
England C internationals Williams, 22 and Chettle, 19, are the latest arrivals.
Striker Williams, who had a trial earlier this month, has scored 16 times for National League North Nuneaton this season. Highly-rated midfielder Chettle is the son of Nottingham Forest legend, and Nuneaton assistant, Steve Chettle.
Nuneaton boss Kevin Wilson said: “It shows that hard work and dedication can pay off at this level.”
AT BOTH ENDS: Cardiff City’s Anthony Pilkington runs back with the ball after scoring his second
DEAL: Shaquile Coulthirst
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