Ferguson confident more good results are on the way

Peterborough United's Harry Beautyman celebrates the opening goal against Yeovil. Photo: Joe Dent/www.theposh.com
Peterborough United's Harry Beautyman celebrates the opening goal against Yeovil. Photo: Joe Dent/www.theposh.com

Darren Ferguson is predicting a strong finish to the League One season by his Peterborough United side.

Better form and the fact that new signings are imminent has made the Posh boss feel more optimistic for the future.

Ferguson is not even fazed by a tough run-in for his side. Posh still have to play the current top four in League One as well as promotion-fancies Sheffield United away from home.

Posh seek a third straight win in League One at Fleetwood on Saturday.

“We’re in a good place at the moment, but we’re not getting carried away,” Ferguson stated.

“The players’ attitude was usually pretty good even when we were losing and they’ve had some reward for that in the last two matches.

“We do have some tough away games left to play this season, but sometimes playing the better sides is easier.

“We will be on better pitches than our own and we will have more room in which to play. I am sure we will do better against some of the top teams than we did at home.

“We have to take care of Fleetwood first though. They are a very hard team to play against. The game at our place wasn’t the best. In fact it was quite boring.

“Fleetwood are well organised and they will be difficult to beat at home. Their playing surface is good though so that won’t be a problem.

“And we are travelling with confidence after winning two in a row. It’s crucial now that we keep our momentum.”

Posh moved up to 11th place in League One after beating Yeovil 1-0 last Saturday.

They have since moved upto ninth despite not playing in midweek.

Yeovil’s former Posh manager Gary Johnson was dismissed yesterday with his side bottom of the table.

Posh have lost at home to Bristol City, Swindon and Preston, three of the current top four, at home this season.

Transfer news

Posh should receive a cash boost of £75k following Nottingham Forest’s failing to honour the payment schedule following the transfer of Britt Assombalonga just before the start of the season.

Forest defaulted on a £1.5 million payment due by the end of January and now face a 5% surcharge as per Football League rules.

Posh blamed their unexpected cash shortage for not making any transfer deadline day signings this week.

Ferguson still hopes to have two new players in his squad before Tuesday’s (February 10) League One match with Gillingham at the ABAX Stadium

The emergency loan window opens on February 9.

Leyton Orient central defender Mathieu Baudry remains a target.

A midfielder playmaker is also on the Posh radar.

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