Clayton keen for Posh improvement

07 December 2010 02:34
Peterborough United loan man Adam Clayton is hoping to help trigger an upturn in results during his month-long stay at London Road.Thanks to the FA Cup, followed by the cold snap, the 21-year-old has made just two appearances since joining Posh from Leeds United on 19 November. [LNB]But he still has two games left to try and help Posh improve on their current run of one win in six league matches. [LNB]"I've come in to ignore the lull they've been going through," he said. [LNB]Clayton, who was only signed by Simon Grayson for Leeds from Manchester City in August, spent most of last season at this level, on loan with Carlisle United, making 31 appearances. [LNB]"I've played in League One before," he said, "so I felt much more confident stepping out in front of the Posh fans than when I first played for Carlisle. [LNB]"This loan move came about really quickly," adds Clayton, who has made just four substitute appearances for Leeds owing to injury. [LNB]"Posh were interested and the gaffer at Leeds told me it would a good opportunity to go out and get some games." [LNB]After making his Posh debut as a second-half substitute in the 4-1 defeat at Southampton, Clayton then started for the first time in the 2-2 home draw against Orient. But he has now spent a frustrating fortnight on the sidelines.[LNB] [LNB][LNB] He did not play in the 2-1 FA Cup second round win at Bury, as Leeds did not want him cup-tied, and snow then forced the postponement of last Saturday's trip to Yeovil. [LNB]If this weekend's scheduled home game with Rochdale goes ahead, Clayton's loan spell is due to end following the trip to Dagenham on 18 December. [LNB]But he is open to extending his stay, to help Gary Johnson's Posh, currently in 10th, three points off the play-offs, push back up the League One table. [LNB]"Gary Johnson is brilliant to work with," he said. "He gets an arm around your shoulder and keeps you going. [LNB]"All the lads here like him. He's a very good manager, so I think I can learn a lot from him. [LNB]"You learn different things under different managers. Here, they want me to play one and two touch and keep it moving."

Source: BBC_Sport