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23 October 2012

Full back Woods targeting three points at Posh

Town full back Calum Woods has broken back into the team in impressive style during the last two games – and he’s not going to give up his place without a fight!

The Liverpudlian has started the impressive wins against Birmingham City and Wolves that have cemented the Club’s impressive start to the npower Championship campaign and Calum admitted that the players couldn’t be happier with their first 11 games of the season.

“Everyone at the Club is delighted with where we are in the League,” Woods told “I don’t think anyone outside the Club believed we would be as high as we are right now, but we’ve started really well. We didn’t really have any expectations coming into the season – sometimes you don’t really know when you go into a new League – but obviously we’re glad with how things are going. 

“I wouldn’t say there has been a massive step up in the Championship, but there is a bit more quality in places all over the pitch. You do seem to get a little bit more time on the ball, but equally you know every game is going to be tough. 

“We have a really good squad of players, with the Manager making some great new additions, and hopefully we can keep on winning games. The boys have been playing very well all over the pitch, particularly in the last couple of games.

“Obviously I’ve started the last couple of games and I’m delighted to be back in the side playing. Now I’m focussed on doing as well as I can to stay in the team. You have to thrive on the competition for places that comes with this great squad of players – it spurs you on to do as well as you can when you get your chance.

“I’m not really fussy about what position I’m playing – just as long as I play! If I’m in the team, I’m happy. I had a little bit of cramp at the end of the Wolves game but it was only my second start of the season and that might be down to a bit of match fitness. Hopefully that is building up now.”

After the top of the table clash against Wolves, Town travel to a Peterborough side struggling at the wrong end of the table – but the former Dunfermline man was adamant that motivation will be no issue tonight. 

“It’s not difficult at all. As you see all the time in this league, any team can beat any other. We have to go there and do what we can to get the job done. We know they have good players all over the pitch – they are in the Championship for a reason – but we know what to expect.

“They are under a bit of pressure at the minute as they haven’t won at home yet, but we have to make sure that first win isn’t against us. 

“We have to keep our feet on the ground and take each game as it comes. Hopefully we can get the win against Peterborough tonight and go from there.”

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