Striker expecting tough test against Posh
David Ball is hoping a good defensive display against Peterborough United on Saturday will be the platform to a winning performance.
Ball, who has scored five goals for Town this season, is wary of the threat that Grant McCann’s side with pose in terms of an attacking sense ahead of the game at Highbury.
“Peterborough have always been renowned for playing good, attacking football so if we can get it right defensively we can cause them problems,” said Ball.
“I think we’ve been playing really well but it’s just come down to a few individual mistakes at times.
Former Posh forward Ball spent two years at London Road, including a promotion to the Championship, before switching to the Cod Army.
“It was a good part of my career.
“We managed to get promoted to the Championship and I managed to play quite a few games there too and I played with some really talented footballers and boys who I’ve learnt a lot from.
“Barry Fry was there and the manager Grant McCann was someone who I played with for two years so I know him well,” Ball added.
Despite Town not having won in their last five league games, Ball has been pleased with his own contributions to Uwe Rosler’s side.
“I feel like I’ve been playing really well under the new gaffer.
“He’s given me the licence to go and play in the right places where I want to play and probably had the time on the pitch that I’ve needed as well.
“Once you get a couple of goals – and I’ve got quite a few assists as well – that’s the type of player I am. I’m not an ‘out and out’ forward, I like to create goals as much as scoring goals and if I can do that I feel like I’m doing my job.”