Darren Ferguson was devastated as his Peterborough United side suffered relegation on the final day of the campaign.

Peterborough United boss Darren Ferguson was devastated after his side were relegated on the final day of the npower Championship campaign following a last gasp defeat against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

The goal from Mile Jedinak came from a free-kick, which was harshly awarded against striker Dwight Gayle, with TV footage proving that he had got the ball in a tackle just inside the Posh half.

Ferguson spoke to the media following the defeat and admitted that relegation was extremely hard to take with Posh amassing 54 points in a bizarre Championship season.

'To be so close to what we had set out to do and have it taken away from us in the last few seconds is the worst way it could have happened.

'We are all shattered. I had so much belief and confidence we would stay up. The only time I have thought we were down all season is now, when reality has sunk in that we are down.

"No words I can say now will make a difference. It's just a bizarre season where 54 points sees us relegated. It's never happened before,' Ferguson said.

The Posh boss will meet his players on Tuesday before the summer break. Striker Gayle was disconsolate after the game and admitted he was 'gutted' with how the season concluded.