Peterborough United striker Matty Godden has made an impressive start to life at London Road since making the step up to League One after switching from League Two side Stevenage this summer.

In his first 16 games for The Posh, Matty Godden has scored 11 goals in 16 games – picking up his latest two goals in last weekend’s 2-0 win away against Stuart McCall’s Scunthorpe United.

The striker’s goalscoring record is better than last season’s hotshot Jack Marriott – who took 19 games to bag his 11th goal for the club, and eventually picked up an impressive 33 goals in all competitions for The Posh, before moving to Derby County for a fee in excess of £5m and bonuses.

Godden plays as a fox in the box, and a hard working forward alongside either Jason Cummings or Ivan Toney – and his goalscoring record has seen him been compared to former striker Marriott, and Posh manager Steve Evans isn’t surprised to see the two being compared.

“Comparisons between Jack and Matt are inevitable and understandable,” Evans told the Peterborough Telegraph. 

“And if Matt is still ahead of Jack’s scoring rate when he’s having his Christmas dinner he will be a very happy man.

“I have to admit I watch games sometimes and wonder what Matt is giving us, but then he comes alive in the penalty area and scores a goal.

“And Jack was exactly the same. He would be quiet, but then he would score and win us a game.

“I’m not saying one is better than the other. Both are top strikers and I’m delighted Matt joined us in the summer.

“He turned us down at first, but thankfully we managed to change his mind and it’s worked out well for both parties.”

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