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Ferguson Expecting Tough Test

24 April 2014

The Posh boss is keen to get the play-off position secured this weekend at Shrewsbury.

Peterborough United manager Darren Ferguson believes the annual golf trip was the perfect distraction ahead of the business end of the season with it all still to play for.

 

‘The break came at the right time, it gives us a break from everyday training and the games that have become fast and furious.  I think it is important now to be mentally fresh for obviously trying to get into the play-offs.’

 

Posh are four points clear of Swindon in the table and only need one more win to secure the place which will hopefully come at the trip to Shrewsbury on Saturday.

 

Ferguson said: ‘It will be ideal to get it done Saturday there is no question, it gives you two weeks to prepare for whoever you have got in the play-offs.

 

‘But, if we had to go to the last game we would prepare for that as well, ideally you want to go to Shrewsbury and get the win and then probably look to freshen up the squad and play the younger players.”

 

Shrewsbury are currently battling relegation, they are five points from safety behind Notts County and three points behind Carlisle sitting in the second relegation spot. 

 

It will be two tough remaining fixtures for Shrewsbury as it is very tight in the bottom of the table and needing luck to come their way from other fixtures being played around the country.

 

‘I think it is important that maybe for us they have to win, we know the game is tight they wont be sitting back which a lot of teams do against us. They have to win to stay in the league so that may play into our hands.

 

“At the moment we are just focussing on getting there and hopefully when we do our attention will turn to the actual play-off games. I have got to make sure I’m the one who is composed and the players see that and make sure I’m right in terms of mentally preparing them and tactically for whatever the games we are playing in. ‘

 

Ferguson made a few changes in the squad against Carlisle on Easter Monday to get back to winning ways after the disappointing 1-0 loss at Bradford on 18th April.

 

He said: ‘The important fact for me was that we have freshened it up on Monday and the players that came in did the job, that’s great for me as a manage, I’ve now got a real problems to pick a team at this stage of the season, that’s what you want.

 

“It’s been a real rollercoaster, but do you know what, I really enjoy this part of the season. I enjoy the edge to the games, the tension. I think these are the times to enjoy the challenge.’


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