Ferguson hails Posh character

Darren Ferguson praised Peterborough's character after they bounced back from a poor run of results to win 2-0 away at MK Dons.

Last Updated: 15/03/14 at 19:59

Darren Ferguson: Delighted with Posh spirit

Darren Ferguson: Delighted with Posh spirit

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Britt Assombalonga scored twice in as many second-half minutes to secure Posh's grip on the play-off places, extending their lead over the Dons to six points while they still have a game in hand.

It was a crucial win after three defeats in their previous four games with Assombalonga tucking home Josh McQuoid's cross in the 58th minute and then scoring from the penalty spot.

And while Ferguson admits his side still need to find consistency in their results, he applauded his side's performance when it mattered.

"I have to give credit to the players because they put the performance on," he said.

"We know the problem this season has been consistency but the one thing we have done well is beat most of the teams that we're challenging with &£91;for a play-of spot&£93; and that is something we have to take great confidence from.

"I wasn't happy with Britt first half as he gave the ball away too much but second half he did what he does best.

"His first was a real goalscorer's goal and then he showed great composure with the penalty. He's by no means the finished article but any striker who can get 30-35 goals a season in any league is some going. The front two gave them problems all afternoon but as a team it was a professional performance and I felt we thoroughly deserved to win.

"We generally do well in March but this is the worst March we've had in this league so this was a big result."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

t's wrong to be making a joke out of Bender's name at the expense of gay people. It's the kind of childish, uncivilised thing that Football365 would deride and ridicule if it was another media outlet saying. Why is there a need for jokes like this? Does it make your writers feel like men? F365 might suggest that I 'lighten up', but it is genuinely traumatic for people who have been oppressed all their lives to be the butt of jokes, and to be told...

anamsport
The Beeriod Gossip

Y

ou can't blame De Gea for wanting to leave, he has enough to do in front of goal as it is as well as taking on the role of Man Utd's version of Derek Acorah in trying to contact and organise a defence that isn't there.

rodger's gusset
Van Gaal downbeat on De Gea

I

f you want to take six points off Arsenal, then that's a great strike force. Can't imagine either of them showing much for the rest of the season though...

foot in mouth
Adebayor & Berbatov: You Have To Admire The Balls

Footer 365

Angel Di Maria poised for medical ahead of move to PSG

Manchester United's Angel Di Maria is expected to undergo a medical in the next 24 hours ahead of a move to PSG.

Mourinho plans to manage into his 70s

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho believes he is a better manager than he was 10 years ago - and he wants to continue until he's in his 70s.

Mesut Ozil set to shine for Arsenal, says Arsene Wenger

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger expects Mesut Ozil to be one of the Premier League's leading stars during the 2015-16 season.

Mail Box

Neville Has It Wrong On Chelsea...

One Mailboxer says that the Neviller has it slightly wrong on Chelsea. Plus thoughts on sexy Saints, pre-season reviews, Connor Wickham and televised analysis...

De Gea Disrespectful? Remember RVP...

We got dozens of mails from people pointing and laughing at Brian D for suggesting David de Gea has acted disrespectfully; we printed some. And there's more...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company