Joe Taylor and Andrew Oluwabori

Taylor reflected on a superb day at the Weston Homes Stadium as Posh under 23s progress to last eight of the Premier League Cup.

Peterborough United under 23s overcame 10-men Charlton Athletic at the Weston Homes Stadium, continuing their impressive run in the Premier League Cup after finishing top of their respective group against the likes of Everton, Burnley and Sheffield United.

Jack Taylor netted on his return from injury as he played a pre-scheduled 45 minutes for the under 23s, while Luke Harris and Kellan Hickinson sealed the victory late on for Posh. Striker Joe Taylor netted a hat-trick, scoring twice in two minutes in the first-half before grabbing his third of the game that helped secure a 6-2 victory for Posh, and he was full of praise for everyone on the pitch after the game.

“The boys were brilliant today [Friday] and to progress into the last eight of the Premier League Cup is a massive achievement. We had a little bit of support in there today with the likes of Jack Taylor and Reece Brown dropping in and they helped us out massively first-half, but credit to all the boys.

“At the minute, they’re brilliant week in, week out and now we just need to carry on that momentum for the rest of the season. We are one-step closer now to reaching the final, but our sole focus is only on the next round, hopefully we can get a decent draw and create some history.”

Taylor has been in sublime form for the Posh under 23s since joining from Kings Lynn Town at the beginning of January, but was slightly disappointed to not add more to his tally on Friday afternoon.

“Honestly, I felt I should have had more, but I got the three goals which is what mattered in the end. Overall, I was really pleased with my performance, I thought my hold up play was good and linked up with midfield really well, but also my threat in behind was decent. So, I was happy with my performance and pleased I could contribute in a significant way to the result.”

“I have got quite lucky in front of goal this season, but I have been very pleased with myself this year and hopefully I can keep that going for the rest of the season.”