Fergie subbed his sub to teach a teenager a lesson, but he was happy with his debutant goalkeeper

Posh boss Darren Ferguson insisted he taught teenager Harrison Burrows a valuable lesson today after the 19 year-old was hauled off just 22 minutes after coming on a second-half substitute in the 3-0 League One win at Swindon Town (April 10).

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Posh teenager Harrison Burrows troops off after his substitution at Swindon. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

Ferguson confirmed after the match that Burrows was not injured, but ‘didn’t appear ready to play.’

It was a negative on an otherwise splendid day for Posh who strengthened their second-placed position as third-placed Sunderland were beaten at home by Charlton.

Burrows replaced Mo Eisa in the 68th minute, but was then replaced himself in the 90th minute by Idris Kanu.

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Goalkeeper Josef Bursik during his debut for Posh at Swindon. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

Ferguson said: “Harrison has learnt an important lesson today. He’s been magnificent this season, but he didn’t seem ready to play today. I’m his biggest fan. He’s a really good player, but he looked all at sea. I’ll pick him up on Monday. I’m not having what I saw today though. We’re trying to win a league game. We’re trying to win a league.”

Ferguson was more impressed with debutant goalkeeper Josef Bursik who enjoyed a solid game 48 hours after signing on an emergency loan from Stoke City.

“Clean sheets will be really important between now and the end of the season,” Ferguson added. “And I’m really happy to have signed Josef. He had one save to make, but he was very confident. He picked things up out of the air and he has a hell of a kick on him.

“The experience he had in the Championship when he kept seven clean sheets in 15 matches in a division where the ball is pumped into the penaly area for fun will have done him good.

“Mark Robson (Ferguson’s assistant) knew him from England youth matches and highly recommended him.”