Peterborough United boss Darren Ferguson has seemingly attempted to turn up the heat on his side’s promotion rivals Sunderland, with the Posh boss making comments about the Black Cats to the Peterborough Telegraph.
The Scotsman was speaking after his side had hammered Accrington Stanley 7-0 at home and was seemingly in bullish mood after what he had seen from his team who are aiming to achieve promotion to the Championship this term.
A much deserved home win on Saturday allowed the Posh to stay the course in second place above Sunderland, whilst they also gave their goal difference a significant boost.
Talking up his side’s chances, Ferguson had this to say on the promotion race:
“Scoring seven made it feel like a four-point game because of the goal difference we made up on Sunderland (third, two points behind Posh with a game in hand) and that could be crucial come the end of the season.
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“This wasn’t about sending a message to anyone else though. It was about giving ourselves the self-confidence and belief for the run-in.”
Peterborough head to Fleetwood Town on Friday and will be hoping to make it back to back wins in the league for the first time since the back end of February.
You cannot fault Ferguson’s confidence here, but for me I think these comments have a distinct undertone of worry about them.
Sunderland are on a fine run of form and currently boast an unbeaten run which is extending every week, a fact which is sure to grate on the Posh manager.
He will know that his side simply have to keep picking up positive results but the fact that the Black Cats have a game in hand on his side could well prove to be crucial.
The two sides face each other on the 5th April and the result of that fixture could well prove decisive as they both look to close in on what would be a hard earned promotion to the second tier.