ABAX Stadium

Next Game

Peterboro v Crawley

Saturday, 25 April 2015, 15:00

Sky Bet League 1

Oakwell Stadium

Last Game

Barnsley 1 - 1 Peterboro

Saturday, 18 April 2015, 15:00

Sky Bet League 1

Fergie rues poor Posh start

Peterborough manager Darren Ferguson insists he has no problems with fans calling for him to be sacked after losing 1-0 to Stevenage.

Last Updated: 23/11/13 at 22:07

Darren Ferguson: Things are not going well

Darren Ferguson: Things are not going well

Posh's promotion challenge in League One took another blow as they crashed to a fourth successive defeat at the hands of 10-man Stevenage.

A classy 20th-minute strike from Lucas Akins - his first league goal of the season - settled the contest at London Road 1-0 in favour of Boro. The winger collected a Michael Doughty pass and guided a stunning 20-yard curler past home goalkeeper Bobby Olejnik.

Stevenage had midfielder Jimmy Smith sent off for collecting a second booking in the 64th minute but they still held on comfortably as the out-of-form hosts departed the field to a chorus of jeers.

Posh created little throughout with QPR loanee Hogan Ephraim failing to convert their best two opportunities. He was denied by veteran Stevenage keeper Chris Day late in the first half and then thwarted by a fine block from defender Luke Jones in the second period.

Ferguson said: "It doesn't take too much to work out that things are not going well after four successive defeats and one point from a possible 15.

"We lost that game in the opening 20 minutes. The amount of fear we played with was unbelievable. Stevenage got their goal and credit to them for hanging onto it.

"We did get more possession and put a lot of balls into the box but we couldn't find the final piece of the jigsaw.

"I have never seen one of my teams score as few goals as we are doing at the moment.

"I'm sure there will be plenty of people saying 'get Fergie out' and that is not a problem for me.

"If you choose to have a career in the public eye you have to accept the criticism just as you do the praise."

The return of key players Lee Tomlin and Tommy Rowe from suspension and injury respectively failed to inspire a change of fortunes.

Ferguson also handed a debut to striker Kyle Vassell following his arrival from non-league Bishop's Stortford, but admitted he 'felt sorry' for the 20 year-old.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

hen a players ability sinks to less than SWP's, but his value accelerates to more than £50m you know you must be in the comments section of an article about a Liverpool player leaving.

goober
Sterling Case For Leaving 'Bigger' Club

I

ll never forget Matt Stanger on Scott Dann on the transfer blog. I've always rated Dann since his time at Brum, and some newspaper had him going to a biggish club after Blackburn's relegation. A ball playing defender, Stanger mused, quoting. Pah. He's a godawful hoofer .

arexrarris
F365's Top Ten Unheralded Players Of The Season

T

o be fair, one of the reasons its so difficult for certain clubs to get close to Real Madrid or Barcelona is once they have a player who is good enough to compete against the likes of Real Madrid or Barcelona, they f*ck off, usually to either Real Madrid or Barcelona.

hump3.
Simeone baffled by PL failure

Footer 365

Radamel Falcao could still make Manchester United move permanent

Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev claims Manchester United could still sign Radamel Falcao on a permanent deal.

Liverpool and Standard Chartered extend shirt deal until 2019

Liverpool have renewed their sponsorship deal with Standard Chartered Bank which now runs until the end of the 2018-19 season.

Jurgen Klopp not a West Ham target, says Karren Brady

West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady says reports that the club have approached Jurgen Klopp to take over as manager are "nonsense".

Mail Box

Bentaleb Should Be On Unheralded List...

Nabil Bentaleb could be as good as Luka Modric, says one Tottenham fan. We also have lots of mails on Chelsea's style as well as Raheem Sterling's price tag...

Brendan Rodgers Deserves Another Season...

"I am not bashing Chelsea, however..." The Mailbox takes aim at Jose Mourinho once again and under-fire Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers "deserves another season".

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