Peterborough United: Conor Washington aims for promotion

Conor Washington
Conor Washington scored just twice in his 16 matches in all competitions this season

Peterborough striker Conor Washington has said the League One side's recent goalscoring form "sends out a message to the rest of the league".

The 23-year-old netted his first senior hat-trick during Posh's 4-0 win over Scunthorpe, taking the team's tally to 17 goals in their last five games.

"All the boys are so creative and there are always going to be chances," he told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.

"Hopefully I will be the one who will be scoring."

Following Graham Westley's appointment as manager in September, Washington has rediscovered his scoring form, having netted seven goals in his last seven matches.

And the former Newport County youth player has highlighted his work with Westley as a large part of his recent success.

"I have been working with the manager about being more clinical and ruthless in front of goal and hopefully it is paying off," Washington explained.

"Since Graham [Westley] has come in, we have been scoring left, right and centre. We wear it as a badge of honour and we just want to score more and more goals."

Having won all five of their games in November, Washington believes that expectation within the camp is high and promotion is on the players' minds.

"The manager said before the Burton game [in the FA Cup first round] that he wanted five wins and we beat everyone," he said.

"We are desperate to get promoted and we want a longer run winning run of 16/17 games on the spin and there is no reason why we can't do it."