The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP - By Joshua Richards

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.”

PIC­TURES: Me­dia Im­age

AT BOTH ENDS: Cardiff City’s An­thony Pilk­ing­ton runs back with the ball af­ter scor­ing his se­cond

DEAL: Shaquile Coulthirst



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