Skipper Tommy Rowe reckons Peterborough United still have a lot to prove - but only to themselves.
Rowe’s return to the Posh starting line-up following his recovery from a shoulder injury co-incided with the first two Championship victories of the season, away to Hull and Barnsley.
They were timely victories as seven straight defeats had left Posh stranded at the foot of the Championship table and prompted many pundits to write the club off as relegation certainties.
But Rowe, speaking ahead of Saturday’s (October 6) home match against Nottingham Forest, insists proving the doubters wrong is not a motivation.
Rowe said: “All we want to do is prove to ourselves that we are good enough for the Championship and the last two matches have started that process.
“The players don’t take a lot of notice of what people outside the club are saying. We have never lost faith in our ability, but we accepted that we needed to start winning games to confirm it.
“We’ve had a very good week and all the players deserve credit for that. It’s nice to be back in the side, but I don’t think that’s the main reason why we started winning.
“The manager started working on the new formation as soon as we lost to Wolves and it’s worked well for us. They key for me is how solid the three centre-halves have been because that allows the rest of us to get forward without worrying.
“Sometimes me and Mark Little drop and make it a back five, but the midfielders have a lot more freedom as we have things locked up at the back.
“If we can make it three wins in a row before the international break next weekend that would be very good for us, but at least we’ve got back in toucb with the rest of the division already.
“Forest are a massive club at this level, but we have a lot of confidence and self-belief so we will hopefully give them plenty of problems.”