Posh boss confident a public dressing down won’t bother Burrows

Posh boss Darren Ferguson insists teenage star Harrison Burrows will react positively to a public dressing down after Saturday’s 3-0 League One win at Swindon Town.

Tuesday, 13th April 2021, 11:45 am
Harrison Burrows (white) in action for Posh at Swindon. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

Burrows came on as a substitute in the 68th minute, but was taken off again 22 minutes later as Ferguson became irritated by the 19 year-old’s attitude.

Ferguson today (April 13) confirmed he spoke to Burrows again on Saturday night and on Monday morning and he’s confident the player won’t be affected by the criticism.

Burrows can expect to be in the squad for Friday’s League One derby at home to Northampton Town (April 16).

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“Harrison is a great lad,” Ferguson stated. “But he’s also very strong and I would never have said anything publicly if I thought he couldn’t take it.

“I sent him a text on Saturday night and we’ve spoken since. He was very impressive in training on Monday and I am confident he will take the criticism in the way it was intended.

“He knows his performance wasn’t good enough. He has set himself very high standards.”

Straight after the Swindon game Ferguson had said: “Harrison has learnt an important lesson. He’s been magnificent this season, but he didn’t seem ready to play in this game. I’m his biggest fan. He’s a really good player, but he looked all at sea and I’m not having what I saw. We’re trying to win a league game. We’re trying to win a league.”

Burrows has enjoyed a breakthrough season with 22 appearances and a first senior goal.

He was described as the leading light of a ‘golden generation’’ of young Posh players by Posh co-owner Darragh MacAnthony last week.