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Peterborough part company with boss after Scunthorpe defeat

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League One side Peterborough United have parted company with manager Graham Westley following Saturday's 2-0 defeat by Scunthorpe United.

The 48-year-old took had been in charge of Posh since he replaced Dave Robinson in September. It all looked rosy in January with his side into round three of the FA Cup and riding 4th in the table.

But they have since fallen to 14th in the table and have lost four of their last five matches. In fact they have won only three games since going out of the cup to West brom after a replay.

Westley was asked by BBC Radio Cambridgeshire if he felt increased pressure following Saturday's defeat and said: "I come to work every day and feel pressure, I put pressure on myself.

"I don't like losing football matches, but I know the job here. The job is to build long-term winning.

"Right now the job is to get our young players on the pitch, to give them a chance to succeed and to grow, and that's what we've done (against Scunthorpe).

"There'll be lessons learned by all of the players, and if we're going to be a successful club next year, then we need the young players to step up to the plate and the experience now will be useful for them."

An official statement said "The club would like to thank Graham for his efforts on behalf of the football club.

"Chairman Darragh MacAnthony will take time to speak to prospective candidates for the vacant manager position."


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