Darren Ferguson is hoping the Johnstone's Paint Trophy success over Chesterfield can be the springboard to success in the league.
Peterborough United lifted the Johnstone Paint Trophy Final for the first time in their history thanks to goals from Josh McQuoid, Shaun Brisley and in-form striker Britt Assombalonga.
After masterminding the Posh’s quest towards Wembley manager Darren Ferguson is delighted he gave his mum the win she deserved on Mother’s Day – who he considers his lucky charm.
'My mum was here so she’s lucky woman for me. But there’s no way I’m going to keep my dad way from every game I play. The last big game when we had the play-off final I kept him away from that.
'It’s good that my mum and dad were here. My mum seems to bring a lot of luck but overall it’s a proud moment for the family. So that’s what days like today are all about.'
Having knocked out the likes of Brentford, Dagenham and Redbridge, Newport County and Swindon Town - the Posh were up against League Two high-fliers Chesterfield, who they faced for the first time in over six years with Peterborough winning the previous encounter.
But Ferguson is hoping their cup final triumph will be the catalyst for their aspirations to remain in the play-offs. The Posh are currently placed sixth in the league and host Colchester United on Wednesday, who are hovering above the drop zone.
'Our attention now turns to the league and we have to make sure that we stay in the play-offs. I think this will be boost for the team going forward now, I think we spoke about it all week that once you have a taste of this stadium, which is fantastic place I must say, you want to come back.
'And I think the one thing we do well is winning big games because it stands us in good stead. It’s going to be hard to stay in the play-offs, but the one thing I did say to the players before the game is teams don’t like playing Peterborough in one off games.
'They definitely don’t because we have a really good record, so if we do get to the play-offs, which I am confident we will do, then I think we have a good chance.
“Everyone’s delighted because this has come at just the right time for us. I think it can really energise us. We’ve got six games now to make sure we stay in sixth. Like I said to the players the motivation is now to get back here,' Ferguson said.
By Roshane Thomas.