Come and cheer on the En­ter­tain­ers

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Sport - By Alan Swann alan.swann@jpress.co.uk @PTAlanSwann

Posh striker Tom Nichols be­lieves the club’s fans will be richly en­ter­tained this sea­son. Nichols was speak­ing af­ter scor­ingtwiceasasub­sti­tutein a 3-2 English Foot­ball League Cup­winoverAFCWim­ble­don at the ABAXS­ta­di­u­monTues­day, asec­ond­such­score­linein two matches for Posh.

Un­der 3,000 watched the Dons game, but Nichols is hop­ing to per­form in front of bumper­gateswhenPosh­host Brad­ford City on Satur­day and Mill­wall next Tues­day in League One matches against pro­mo­tion favourites.

“Why wouldn’t you come and­watchus?” Nichols asked. “Youareguar­an­teed­goal­sand en­ter­tain­ment. Some of the goals might fly in at the wrong end, but that’s a risk whenyou play open, at­trac­tive foot­ball like we do.

“We’ve scored six goals in two matches and we haven’t played that well. Just think what we’ll be like when weare fly­ing!

“We’ve played well in lit­tle bursts so far. If we pro­long thosespells wewil­l­start­blow­ing teams away.

“It’s beena­great­start­tothe sea­son for us though and it’s im­por­tant that we head into two re­ally tough games with two wins un­der our belts.”

Nichols was the striker who pro­claimed dur­ing pre­sea­son hecould score 20goals this sea­son. A bold state­ment fro­may­oung­play­er­prepar­ing for his first sea­son at League One level and not cer­tain of a start­ing place.

His dou­ble strike against the Dons sug­gests his con­fi­dence is backed up by a natu- ral goalscorer’s abil­ity.

“I was de­lighted to get my first goals at the ABAX,” Ni­chol­sadded.“They­w­e­re­a­long time com­ing and it was nice they were im­por­tant goals so bring on Satur­day!

“I’ve al­ways­been­con­fi­dent in mya­bil­ity to score goals and I’m play­ing for ateamwhow­ill cre­ate plenty of chances.

“Hope­fully I ’ ve done enoughto­ge­tarunintheteam now. I feel fit and I feel sharp.

“As a team we need to im­prove on our home form. We lost far too many matches at the ABAX last sea­son.

“Good home form is cru­cial for teams who want pro­mo­tion and the fans can play a part.

“We need to get the at­mos­phere up and get teams wor­ried about com­ing here.

“I hope the fans turn up in force on Satur­day. They should as there is no chance of them be­ing bored!”

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