Su­per Posh crush Mill­wall

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Your Telegraph - By John Evely

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.

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