Peterbrough's Craig Alcock relishing life after Yeovil move

Craig Alcock

Peterborough United defender Craig Alcock feels he has proved himself as a Championship player since his summer move from Yeovil.

The 24-year-old has been one of the Posh's most consistent performers following promotion from League One.

Alcock told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire: "I'd like to think I'm proving myself, especially as I've not been able to play in my favoured position too often.

"I'm more than happy as the manager clearly has faith in me."

Alcock prefers to play his football at right-back, but had mainly been used on the left prior to the arrival of Matt Briggs on loan from Fulham.

Posh took another stride towards safety with Saturday's 3-0 win over Bristol City, although Alcock knows there is plenty of work still to be done.

"You can never be sure of anything until you're actually safe, so we're still working towards getting the points we need," he said.

"The sooner we can get those points, the better for everyone."

Goalkeeper Joe Lewis was dropped to the bench for Saturday's match after a number of uncertain performances.

Paul Jones came in between the sticks, but Alcock expects Lewis to push hard for the number one shirt.

"Joe's a very good goalkeeper and is without question one of the best 'keepers I've played alongside," he said.

"He's big enough and strong enough mentally to deal with what's been said about him, rightly or wrongly."

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