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YOUR Posh views from­ter­bor­oughto­ on . . .

On Conor Washington . . . BE­ING a born and bred St Ivian [in­volved with St Ives FC] and a big Posh fan, I’ve got to say I’m over the moon.

Conor is a crack­ing lad and has earned his chance as he has ter­rorised de­fences all sea­son up and down the coun­try.

He’s a su­perb tal­ent with a huge amount of nat­u­ral abil­ity. He’s def­i­nitely worth a look from a Posh point of view de­spite the step up in class.

St Ives Posh I KNOW the non-league scene very well in this area as youth county man­ager, chair­man and di­rec­tor of foot­ball for St Ives to 2010 and this sea­son as God­manch­ester first-team man­ager.

I am also a closet Peter­bor­ough fan and, hav­ing seen Conor play, his rate of im­prove­ment over the past two years has been out­stand­ing.

Take it from me, he will make an im­pres­sion given the chance and will score goals at any level even the Cham­pi­onship.

Give the lad a chance and he will re­pay you ten­fold with goals ga­lore. The cost to Peter­bor­ough will be min­i­mal and he’ll be a steal.

nevspire GREAT, we are so go­ing to stay up now. Sign­ing United Coun­ties League play­ers, non-league play­ers, and Leaguetwo play­ers. Why can’t Posh ever sign any­one from Cham­pi­onship level. It’s an­noy­ing as we cer­tainly have funds from the sales of Craig Mack­ail-smith, Ryan Ben­nett and Aaron Mclean.

POSHJESS THIS would be one that we take a low-cost chance on and I wouldn’t ex­pect him to be part­ner­ing­ty­rone Bar­nett in Au­gust.

He will prob­a­bly cost a set of track­suits and a re­serve team friendly for St Ives.

If it doesn’t work out we haven’t wasted loads of cash and the lad has had a great ex­pe­ri­ence.

If it does work out well look at how much Paultaylor cost us. His 12 Cham­pi­onship goals were prob­a­bly the low­est cost per goal in that league by a mile!

Yax­ley­posh HE’S a young lo­cal guy who we are tak­ing on a three-day trial to see if he has po­ten­tial. Sounds like a sen­si­ble move to me.

Too many clubs don’t look in their own back yards or dis­card kids for be­ing too small at the age of 16. Good job Barcelona didn’t do that with Messi, Ini­esta and Xavi.

Writ­tle33 NOTH­ING ven­tured noth­ing gained! 52 goals in any league is worth a look so good luck to Conor and let’s hope he is an­other golden nugget we have un­earthed.

maza57 DEF­I­NITELY worth a look. Of course he is not go­ing to be as fit as a pro foot­baller and we are only look­ing at him on a trial ba­sis.

Bam­boo­zler On other Posh trans­fer tar­gets . . . I WATCHED both League One play-off games and thought Michael Bost­wick (Steve­nage) would make a head­less chicken look like Lionel Messi.

He may be bet­ter than the per­for­mances sug­gest, but BOST­WICK was very, very poor to say the least. For­get him and move on. The only Steve­nage player on view who looked any­thing like a good prospect was Luke Free­man.

dad­dles I AGREE about Bost­wick and Stephen Glee­son (MK Dons) kept giv­ing the ball away. Dar­ren Pot­ter looked the bet­ter of their two mid­field­ers.

How­ever, I’m only go­ing on tele­vised games whereas there are much bet­ter judges than me.

Boro-for-a-pie BOST­WICK did look poor in the play-offs, but so did Glee­son, as he gave the ball away more of­ten than Ex­o­dus Geo­haghon. But it doesn’t mean they are bad play­ers and I’d love them I CAN’T be­lieve no-one is men­tion­ing Lawrie Wil­son from Steve­nage. Play Craig Al­cock at left-back, and Wil­son on the right.

Get­tommy Rowe on the bench or prefer­ably the stands where he be­longs.

Staceyf ADAM Drury is now out of con­tract at Nor­wich. I have it on good au­thor­ity that Posh have reg­is­tered an in­ter­est.

Who­dun­nit BOST­WICK is a good passer and hard-tack­ling mid­fielder and I must have watched an­other game the other night as I saw Glee­son give the ball away once the whole game. Both play­ers are bet­ter I’M de­lighted that Hib­bert is fit. I ac­tu­ally saw him score a goal for us once! Who knows if he can make an im­pres­sion in Cham­pi­onship?

cov­posh I’VE got a funny feel­ing Dave Hib­bert is go­ing to be the stand out striker next year.

I’ve only ever seen him play for a few min­utes re­ally, in a friendly against For­est, and he looked de­cent.


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