Super Posh crush Millwall
Posh manager Grant McCann heaped praise on all of his players after Tuesday night’s slaughter of the Lions. But for him one player really stood out.
That was striker and man-ofthe-match Paul Taylor, who re-signed for the club in the summer from Ipswich Town.
McCann said :“He was phenomenal. The way he turns with the ball, it’s so quick.
“I knew that it would cause Byron Webster and Tom Craig problems and they are really good defenders.
“But they don’t like quick players and we had four of them - Taylor, Tom Nichols, Gwion Edwards and Marcus Maddison.
“In the first half Taylor was unplayable at times, the way he takes the ball down and twists and turns. He’s excellent.
“He showed great character to get the goal just after missing as well, which was good.”
The manager also had plenty of positive words for central midfielder Jermaine Anderson.
He said: “Jermaine looks fantastic at the moment. The boy is an excellent player. He has got so much energy, so much strength and I think he complimented Fozzy (Chris Forrester) well. The two were superb.
McCann went on to say that on this form Posh are “a match for anyone in this league”.
He added: “If we continue to play with the same pace and intensity, that tempo, then you are more than a match for anybody in this league.
“We needed to match Millwall’s energy. I think we matched it and went beyond. Fozzy and Jermaine got really on top of them.
“And don’t fotget they were one of the favorites for the league, at the start of these ason. They area good team with a good manager but couldn’t live with us.
“I thought we were excellent from minute one. To a man I thought we were really superb tonight.
“Defensively we were excellent as well. Okay we conceded a sloppy goal at the end, which was disappointing because I wanted a clean sheet because I think Ben Alnwick deserved it.
“I think the back f our deserved it, the way they defended in the first half.
“It’s disappointing to lose that goal but saying that I can’t complain.
“We have scored five excellent goals and we thoroughly deserved the victory.”
The demolition job over last year’s play-offs side was a statement of intent to the rest of League One.
It also moved Posh up to sixth in the table and makes them the top scoring club in the league after just three rounds of games.
Grant McCann: “To a man I thought we were really superb tonight.”
Marcus Maddison is congratulated after scoring the first goal.
Dwion Edwards celebrates scoring against Millwall.