Fergie adamant his side will not pass up a wonderful opportunity to win promotion despite a setback against Doncaster

Peterborough United manager Darren Ferguson is adamant his team will not throw away a wonderful opportunity to reach the Championship.

Tuesday, 27th April 2021, 10:49 pm
Joe Ward of Peterborough United cuts a frustrated figure during the draw with Doncaster Rovers. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.
Joe Ward of Peterborough United cuts a frustrated figure during the draw with Doncaster Rovers. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

Posh should have been celebrating tonight (April 27) as they sped into a 2-0 lead at home to Doncaster but they allowed their struggling visitors to come back to force a 2-2 draw. A win would have sealed a top two finish.

Posh still hold an eight-point lead over their only rivals Lincoln City who have a game in hand. The Imps visit London Road on Saturday (May 1), but Posh need just a point from their final two games to go up thanks to a superior goal difference.

Ferguson said: “After 25 minutes aand 2-0 up you are thinking if we get another goal it could be a really enjoyable night for us. I thought the first third of the game we were outstanding. What we worked on came off and we had opportunities to increase the lead.

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Joe Ward of Peterborough United scores the opening goal of the game against Doncaster Rovers. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com

“For a few minutes we got a bit sloppy and they are a good technical team. Psychologically in football, things can change quickly. They got a goal back and it lifted them. It gave them hope and it affected us too much.

“We started the second half poorly. We lost a sloppy second goal. You have to analyse the game carefully when you’ve only seen the game live, without watching it back, but I felt their keeper made three unbelievable saves.

“When they equalised, the game became stretched and that is what they wanted. Both goals we conceded were poor. The game changed on their first goal.

“What I have to do now is regroup the players. I need to keep them focussed. We have come too far to lose that belief. We are still in a good position. We have got to go and try and win the game against Lincoln. We have to do certain things better than we did tonight.

“We are disappointed, because we know we had a big opportunity tonight, but we have another opportunity on Saturday.”