Graham Westley: Peterborough boss admits lack of stability and consistency his fault

Graham Westley
Graham Westley took over at Peterborough in September 2015

Peterborough manager Graham Westley admits that constantly tinkering with his team has been disruptive.

Westley, who brought in seven players during the January transfer window, has not named the same starting line-up for two months, with Posh winning just once in 11 league matches in that time.

"Anybody who criticises me for a lack of stability in selection gives very fair criticism," he said.

"There's no question that we need some consistency with what we're doing."

Talking to BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, Westley said: "There are plenty of reasons why things have gone the way they have gone.

"Certainly going in towards the end of the season you'll see me settle things right down because we need some stability. Everybody knows that partnerships and relationships, structure and organisation in a team are massive."

Simon Gillett, 30, is the most experienced of their latest arrivals, with 22-year-old Tom Nichols among a host of relatively young additions.

The influx of new and emerging talent coincided with the sale of top scorer Conor Washington to Championship side Queens Park Rangers.

"There are times where I have perhaps given a player I don't know that much about, or seen that much of, a chance to show me he can do a certain job, or can play in a certain way. The time for that is during pre-season not in the middle of the season," Westley said.

"But we are where we are."

With 10 matches remaining, Peterborough are only eight points above the relegation places and without a win in eight games in all competitions.