Come and cheer on the Entertainers
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!”