Peterborough United will look to add strength in depth to their squad this summer, as they aim for promotion to the Championship.

Graham Westley is to guide his side into their fourth season back in League One, aiming to return the club to the second tier of English football. But the 48-year-old has admitted he is set to make changes during the off-season.

The Posh are currently 14th in the league, and on a poor run of form, since their penalty shoot-out exit to West Bromwich Albion in FA Cup fourth round in February. And the former Stevenage manager believes he will have to make sufficient additions this summer.

“We need to step up the quality in depth in the squad which is obvious and it is something that we will do in the summer.” Westley said.

The Peterborough boss has grown frustrated with the lack of desire and commitment some of his players have showed in the second half of the season – despite believing in the quality of the players at his disposal.

“Through the course of the season we have seen the best of our squad produce some really good stuff but also times when we have not performed.” Westley added.

“We have some exciting youngsters coming through that will help us next season along with the business we will do in the transfer market to ensure we can deliver the title ambitions at the club.”

Westley is also to make a decision on the future of Luke James, who returned to Hartlepool on loan, while Souleymane Coulibaly, who has been loaned out to Newport County, is also to play a major role for the Posh next campaign.


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