Darren Ferguson was full of praise for teenager Jermaine Anderson following Posh draw with Shelbourne.

Peterborough United manager Darren Ferguson was pleased with the contribution of 17-year-old Jermaine Anderson in the 1-1 draw at Tolka Park against Shelbourne.

Anderson was part of the first half team that led 1-0 at the break through a superb Lee Tomlin free-kick, with the hosts equalising in the second half through a controversial penalty kick.

Ferguson said: 'It was a game of two halves if I am completely honest. In the first half we were excellent, we got control of the game and should have been more than the one goal up that we managed through Lee Tomlin's free-kick.

'All of the first half XI did very well, but I have to say that Jermaine Anderson was outstanding. He played very well in midfield. He has only just turned 17. Jaanai Gordon was lively up front too, so I was pleased with how things went.

'In the second half we started well, but lost a little bit of organisation and were trying to score with every attack, it is difficult to get in with one pass, we didn't manage the game and it is something we definitely need to work on.

'I didn't want the game to be stretched. There is a lot to work on because we haven't go time for me to stand here and say 'it is a fitness session', we are in the games now, the season has started and we need to hit the ground running,' Ferguson said.

Posh will face UCD on Wednesday night when those players not involved against Shelbourne are expected to get a run-out.