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Robertson Pleased With Display

16 July 2015

Posh boss Dave Robertson pleased with his side's performance in the 6-0 win at Cliftonville.

Peterborough United made it 12 goals in just three pre-season friendlies after a comfortable 6-0 victory at Cliftonville on Wednesday night.

Goals from Kyle Vassell, Jon Taylor, Michael Bostwick, Conor Washington, Joe Gormley and a trialist saw Posh run out comprehensive winners with Posh fielding two different XIs for each 45 minutes with the exception of Joe Newell who completed 75 minutes on his return from injury. Kyle Vassell came through 55 minutes.

'We set out with a few objectives against Cliftonville and I have to say I was over the moon with the players' application and their energy levels. There are a couple of things that we still have to tidy up ahead of the 8th August, but a clean sheet and six goals is pleasing.

'The front four all scored in the second half and that quartet excite me ahead of the season. In the first half, I played a few of the younger players and there were some strong performances. I thought Tobi Adebayo-Rowling at right back and young centre Bradley Maslen-Jones were excellent. Brad is getting better all of the time and I am happy with his pre-season so far.

'We could have scored four or five in the first half had we been more ruthless in front of goal. Joe Newell played 75 minutes and we wanted to get more minutes into his legs. He will play again on Saturday. His performance was not much short of sensational and I told him that in the dressing room. When we have a fully fit Joe Newell playing with that much quality, energy and tempo he can really be good player.

'In the second half we introduced some of the senior players and it took Joe Gormley just a couple of minutes to get himself on the scoresheet. We are starting to learn why he is such a fans favourite at Cliftonville. He is an out and out goalscorer, he is quick, strong, powerful and his movement is excellent. I am really excited about him and Conor Washington as a partnership up front this season.

'Jon Taylor and Marcus Maddison are playing a big role and are adding goals and Michael Bostwick as the enforcer allows those players to play. We have a Tottenham XI at the ABAX on Saturday and we are really looking forward to that test,' Robertson said.


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