Saturday, 9 February 2008

Posh's Odd Recruitment Policy!

What do Craig Morgan and Chris Llewellyn have in common? They're both good players, but they both consistently have off days at Peterborough, so the Posh try to sign them!

They succeeded with Morgan, of course, who had a absolute nightmare in our 6-1 loss there and was almost as dodgy when we drew 2-2 there the season after, though to be fair he did play the first twenty minutes in the unfamiliar position of right back.

Likewise, I thought Llewellyn looked rather disaffected when we played at Peterborough last November, but that didn't put Darren Ferguson off sniffing around him again during the transfer window.

Or was Llewellyn's performance at London Road typical of him? Out of nowhere he made an incredible run, from the edge of our box to theirs, before lashing in a superb shot which the keeper just about deflected round the post.

Llewellyn has never been consistent, but has often come up with flashes of brilliance, and has the capacity to step up to the plate when required, as we saw at the end of last season when his form went into a lengthy dip but he performed heroics on the last day against Boston.

Why a side clearly investing heavily in players to help them establish themselves in League One pursue an erratic player so enthusiastically can only be explained by what Kevin Russell and Ferguson know of Llewellyn from working with him. Which perhaps is the highest compliment of all.

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