Posh boss hails his side after victory over Dons

Darren FergusonDarren Ferguson
Darren Ferguson
Peterborough United 3-0 MK Dons

Darren Ferguson got the response he wanted from his players in the 3-0 victory over MK Dons on Saturday.

The Peterborough manager was disappointed when his side were outplayed in the 1-1 draw at Stadium MK last month, and called for a better performance at the Weston Homes Stadium, and he got it.

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Ahead after seven minutes through Jonson Clarke-Harris, Sammie Szmodics doubled the lead on the half-hour mark before wrapping things up with 25 minutes to go.

“I’m very happy," Ferguson told the Peterborough Telegraph. “It was a very good performance against a very good side and there were many aspects of the display that really pleased me.

“I asked the team (after last week’s draw at Lincoln) to be more ruthless and today we were very clinical. Sammie is back scoring goals as I knew he soon would be and we were excellent defensively. We had to play with 10 men for 10 minutes when Frankie Kent went off, but the boys stayed organised and they didn’t really hurt us.

“We needed to be better than we were at MK recently and we were. We pressed aggressively from the front on a pitch which makes it difficult to play out from the back and we dominated the early stages.

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“We scored a good goal to get in front and the second goal was crucial. Sammie took it very well. It wasn’t an easy chance and then the third goal in the second-half killed them off. They had a lot of the ball as we knew they would. but they rarely hurt us. The spirit and togetherness from the group was outstanding. We are in a very good place at the moment.”