Izzie's Posh Fizz

Izzie Iriekpen made a great start to his competitive career at Brisbane Road on Tuesday night in the LDV Vans Trophy - it took him just nine minutes to score.

Not bad for a centre half who, playing against former colleagues Jimmy Bullard and Adam Newton for Peterborough, had signed only two hours before the game and played in a less than familiar three at the back system.

Izzie, on loan for a month, set them on the way to a 3-2 win with his early goal, and he says:

"I was just at the right place at the right time - and I have played in that formation before.

"It was good to see old friends with another former Hammer, Steve Laurie, on the bench, as well.

"Now I just want to get some games under my belt and I am hoping to play on Saturday - but I am taking nothing for granted."

As for Jimmy, described by his manager Barry Fry as the best player outside of the Premiership recently, he insists he is keeping his feet on the ground.

"I am enjoying my football and scoring a few goals," he says.

"As soon as I am on the pitch I forget what has been said and just try to do what the manager has told me.

"I was just a young boy at West Ham and there is no question of them not giving me a chance; I got the opportunity to train with players like Joe Cole, Paolo Di Canio, and Rio Ferdinand there, and I can only thank the club for that.

"They are just short of a few goals and I know they will get up the table soon.

"As for Izzie, I trained with him for three years, and he is great on the ball.

"I wish him all the best."