In recent weeks, Peterborough United striker Ivan Toney has been proving his worth. After earning his way into the first team, Toney has scored six goals in the last month or so.
Upon Ivan Toney’s arrival, fellow summer signings Jason Cummings and Matty Godden were in electric form, firing The Posh to the stop of the table.
However, both Cummings and Godden have been suffering League goal droughts. August 25th was the last time Nottingham Forest loanee Jason Cummings scored in League One, netting in a 5-1 win over Plymouth Argyle. For Matty Godden – Posh’s top scorer – it was October 13th when he last scored.
Despite the long goal droughts for Godden and Cummings, Ivan Toney has been helping Steve Evans’ side maintain their promotion fight.
“I had to be patient when I got here because Matty and Jason were flying,” Toney told the Peterborough Telegraph.
“But I was always happy just to be part of such a good squad and I was ready to take my chance when it came
“And just lately I’m hitting the target every time I get a chance. It was good to score again yesterday, but it would have been far sweeter if we had won.
“We’ve conceded too many late goals lately, but we are sticking together with the manager and we are confident we will soon be winning again.”
Despite their bad runs of form, Toney is confident that both Cummings and Godden will bounce back to help The Posh in their promotion push.
“Matt Godden set me up nicely for my goal yesterday. It’s important strikers stay close together and it worked for us. I was happy to set a chance up for Matty straight after the goal, but the keeper made a great save. I know what runs Matty wants to make now. I’m catching him up on goals scored, but he will pull away from me again I’m sure.
“Jason obviously knows he should have scored late on, but he’s a strong lad and he will soon be scoring regularly again. It’s important we keep getting into scoring positions. Strikers will always miss, but the important thing is to keep taking up good positions. We are always judged on the number of goals we score.
“We didn’t get the result we wanted yesterday, but we didn’t lose which is a positive. It was a bit like the match at Coventry recently when we did well to take a late lead but couldn’t hold on for the win.”