Peterborough United are in great form but Fergie’s feet are firmly on the floor

Peterborough United manager Darren Ferguson is not going to start making rash predictions even though his side’s recent League One form has some fans dreaming of automatic promotion.

Tuesday, 4th February 2020, 5:52 pm
Peterborough United Manager Darren Ferguson gives the thumbs up at the end of the 4-1 win at Ipswich Town. Photo: Joe Dent/

A stunning 4-1 success at Ipswich Town on Saturday (February 1) made it four wins in a row for Posh and they’re now up to third, just a point outside the automatic promotion spots

Three of those four wins have been against teams who were sitting in the top three and all have been thorougly deserved.

But Ferguson’s feet are firmly on the ground.

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Harrison Burrows (right) scored twice for Posh Reserves against Port Vale.

“We are in the mix and we have given ourselves a great opportunity,” Ferguson said.

“That’s all I will say though. There are too many games left and it’s too tight at the top to make confident predictions.

“We have confidence and we have momentum, but so do several other teams so it’s a case of concentrating on what we can affect and that means winning our own games.

“I wasn’t surprised we won at Ipswich, but you can’t expect to score four goals at Portman Road.

“The first goal was always going to be vital. I fancied if we could make them chase the game it would become stretched very quickly and that would suit us.

“And so it proved. The players were clinical and it was obviously an impressive and important win for us.

“We’ve now beaten the teams who were sitting in the top three and the best thing is we deserved to win every one of them.

“It wasn’t like the Burton game at home when we didn’t play well and snatched it at the death. We have been very good in all of our recent wins.”
Posh Reserves showed they are also in good fettle with an 8-0 cup win over Port Vale today (February 4) with goals from Flynn Clarke (2), Harrison Burrows (2), Ricky-Jade Jones, Serhat Tasdemir, Josh Knight and Sam Cartwright.

“They were very impressive,” Ferguson said.

Saturday’s opponents Oxford United host Newcastle in an FA Cup replay tonight.

Play-off hopefuls Doncaster Rovers have a League One match at lowly Tranmere.