Peterborough United’s latest goalscoring star Matty Godden is determined to put on a show for Posh fans on Saturday afternoon, as Blackpool come to town.
Posh made it five wins from five away games at the weekend, as they put on yet another scintillating attacking display against Gillingham, as Steve Evans’ side came away 4-2 victors.
Despite their away form, Posh haven’t won in two games at home, and top scorer Godden is keen to repay the commitment shown by the fans with a good show on Saturday.
He told the club:
“Our support has been brilliant all season.
“The fans are excellent at home and away from home they’ve been different class. We could hear them all game at Gillingham last weekend even though most of them were sitting in the rain.
“It was pleasing to be able to reward them with a big win, but now we want to do the same for the home fans.
“Teams set up differently against us at our place. They sit in and try and make it as difficult as they possibly can. That’s understandable and also everyone likes to beat the team at the top of the table, but we are determined to put on a performance this Saturday for our fans. They deserve that and we need to provide it.
“We will certainly start in a confident mood. We are close to delivering a complete performance. The one at Plymouth (5-1) was the closest we’ve come, but we were very good again for most of the game at Gillingham.
“They had a spell at the start of the second-half when they scored twice and took the lead, but I always felt we would get back into the game. And when Siriki Dembele equalised I was sure we would go on and win.
“It’s good to see other players scoring. The gaffer is always emphasising that it’s a squad game and he pointed to the contributions of Ivan Toney and Callum Cooke in recent games as proof.
“Ivan scored a brilliant goal at Gillingham. I was screaming at him to take a touch, but he ignored me and planted the ball into the top corner.
“It’s a different role for me when Ivan plays. He takes the weight off my shoulders as far as winning headers is concerned. I can play off him.”
Godden will be keen to continue his goalscoring form this weekend, with eight goals under his belt at the moment. Jason Cummings – who Godden has formed a deadly partnership with over the early stages of the season – was not involved at all in Posh’s win at Gillingham, so is unlikely to start this weekend. Ivan Toney impressed at Priestfield, putting the ball into the top scorer with a beautiful curling effort at the end of a ruthless counter attack.
Posh will be hoping they can keep their place at the top of the league this weekend with another three points.