Michael Bostwick has praised the squad's character following the 2-1 win over Fleetwood Town.

Peterborough United showed the other side of their game in the final 20 minutes against Fleetwood Town as they dug in to secure all three points and Michael Bostwick has heaped praise on his young team-mates for the way they stood up to the battle.

Posh had 22 shots on goal during the clash with the Cod Army, but were pegged back by David Ball in the second half. Some teams could have crumbled under the pressure, but Jermaine Anderson put the home side back in front and despite late pressure, Graham Westley's men hung on for the victory.

'We weren’t great against Fleetwood, but we showed another side to our game which will be important if we are to get where we want to be. We dug in and ground out a win and we will have to do that lots of times this season, especially as the weather worsens and conditions become tough.

'I don’t think the quality of the squad is in doubt, but we have now shown a toughness and a desire to dig out a win. It was frustrating in the first-half as we played well without scoring. One of the things we must learn is patience. If we keep playing our game we will break teams down.

'I expect teams to come and sit deep against us at our place so we have to be ready to take our time and pick our moments. We can have a successful season, but we are not getting ahead of ourselves. It is a case of taking each game as it comes in such a competitive league.'

Bostwick has demonstrated his versatility this season, performing at right-back, centre back and in central midfield, but the former Stevenage man is happy wherever he is, as long as he is in the starting line-up.

'I don't mind where I play just as long as I play. I can play in a number of positions, it is down to me to make sure I play well in that position,' Bostwick concluded.