Double joy for Fergie and Clarke-Harris joins some illustrious Posh company

Peterborough United boss Darren Ferguson had two reasons to celebrate yesterday (April 24).

Sunday, 25th April 2021, 6:53 pm
Posh manager Darren Ferguson.

Ferguson’s team secured a crucial 1-0 League One win at Charlton to move within three points of promotion on the day he overtook Barry Fry’s club record number of Football League games as permanent Posh manager.

Yesterday was Ferguson’s 415th Football League game in charge of Posh, a tally reached in three spells. Fry managed Posh in 414 Football League matches in a 10-year stint between 1996 and 2005.

Fry still holds the record of most Posh games managed in all competitions with 488 (he also took charge of three games as a caretaker-manager following the departure of Steve Bleasdale in 2006) compared to Ferguson’s 480 so the current boss should go past that total early next season.

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Jonson Clarke-Harris of Peterborough United (9) is congratulated by team-mates after scoring his 29th League One goal of the season at Charlton. Photo: Joe Dent/

Play-off games are not counted as Football League games by football statisticians.

Ferguson is the only Posh manager to have won three promotions and he is now tantalisingly close to a fourth.

Fergie’s Football League record at Posh

P415 W187 D85 L143 F686 A535 Pts646.

Top scorer Jonson Clarke scored his 29th League One goal of the season at Charlton. Only Terry Bly (52, 1960-61) has scored more in a single season. Bly (61-62) and Aaron Mclean (07-08) are the only other Posh players to have reached 29.