Another poor performance by Town against promotion contenders Posh

We take a whistle-stop look at the performances as Town slumped to a 4-1 defeat at Portman Road at the hands of Peterborough.

Will Norris – 2

I’ve hammered him, then backed him, but I’m sorry, he has no future at Town. We all know the howler he made, at a time where Town needed to get in at the break just the one goal down.

Luke Chambers – 4

Part of a defensive unit which were dragged all over the place by the Posh frontline. Tried to get Town on the front foot, but wasn’t his or Towns’ day/

James Wilson – 3

Conceded the penalty in pursuit of Dembele for the opening, Wilson was bullied by the inferior (in height) Dembele for Posh’s fourth.

Luke Woolfenden – 4

Struggled on a few occasions defensively and never really got his passing game going. In fairness to the Town youngster, he has been used to the much more technically gifted Luke Garbutt and Emyr Huws as options on the ball (instead of Kenlock and Skuse).

Gwion Edwards – 5

Another positive display from Edwards against his former team. Often direct and caused a few problems for the Posh defence. Unfortunately Edwards picked up his tenth caution of the season, meaning he will sit out the games at Sunderland and AFC Wimbledon.

Luke Garbutt – N/A

Never have I seen a wing-back being substituted have the impact that it did on Saturday. Losing Garbutt in the early exchanges was a blow which Town never recovered from.

Flynn Downes – 6

Town’s midfield were overrun for much of the encounter but at least Downes put up some resistance. Again the pick of the bunch for a player who could be destined for bigger and better things.

Cole Skuse – 4

Starting for the first game since Boxing Day, the veteran midfielder was understandably rusty. Booked late on due to frustration, we were all with you on that one Cole!

Alan Judge – 4

Subbed at the interval as Lambert introduced Norwood. Different type of player to Szmodics but playing in the same role, he could learn a thing or two!

Will Keane – 4

Fed on scraps in the opening half, Keane was moved into the ‘ten’ position vacated by Judge at half-time. The former Hull man then sold teammate Cole Skuse short for the killer third goal early in the second half.

Kayden Jackson – 4

As always, Jackson ran his socks off but with little reward. Nothing really happened for the striker, drifted out wide and looked more threatening.

James Norwood – 5

Introduced at the break, provided more of a presence upfront than Keane. Norwood dusted himself down to convert a consolation penalty.

Myles Kenlock – 4

Improved after the break, but to be honest, he couldn’t get much worse!

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