Peterborough United boss expects a top-of-the-table thriller when Hull City visit the Weston Homes Stadium
Peterborough United manager Darren Ferguson has urged his players to leave nothing behind on the pitch when they take on table-topping Hull City at the Weston Homes Stadium tomorrow (March 9, 7pm kick off).
Grant McCann’s Tigers moved above Posh on goal difference at the weekend, but Darren Ferguson’s side have two games in hand.
Ferguson is expecting an exciting contest between a side with the highest scoring home side in League One (34 goals in 15 games) taking on the highest scoring away side (37 goals in 17 matches).
Hull have scored 11 more goals on their travels than any other side and more than twice as many as Posh (17).
“I should be a really good game, and we are all really looking forward to it,” Ferguson stated. “We suffered a disappointing defeat at Burton on Saturday, but this is the perfect game to bounce back in.
“We’re strong at home and always confident, but we are facing a very good side. They have good attacking players like us so it should be an entertaining match.
“I always expected Hull to be up there and they’ve been in and around the top all season, but we look strong physically and tomorrow we can just put everything into this game as we then have a week off.
“We will need to do certain things better than we did at Burton. We didn’t play well enough, but all good runs come to an end and no-one can take away what a fantastic run we had before that match. It’s up to us to start another good run now.”
Ferguson played his team selection cards close to his chest today, but teenager Harrison Burrows must be close to a start after impressing with a goal-scoring cameo at Burton.
Ethan Hamilton will continue in the centre of midfield after two strong performances since Jack Taylor was ruled out with a hamstring injury.
“Ethan and Reece Brown controlled a lot of the game at Burton,” Ferguson added. “Ethan gives us good balance, he’s relatively fresh, he has a good left foot and decent physicality.”