Peterborough United manager Steve Evans is confident that his side can emulate The Posh’s 2010/11 promotion campaign under Darren Ferguson.
Darren Ferguson’s side was a side similar to the side Steve Evans is building. Ferguson built a dangerous attacking side with the likes of George Boyd and Craig Mackail-Smith being the main goal providers for The Posh – along with former manager Grant McCann topping the League One assist charts with 21 assists.
Ferguson’s side was also prone to poor defensive displays – similar to Steve Evans’ side, who have been shaky at times this season, despite sitting in 2nd place.
Posh manager Evans spoke to the Peterborough Telegraph about his admiration of former manager Ferguson’s promotion winning side, and hopes he can take his side back to the Championship just as Fergie did.
“I don’t care how we get up as long as we do,” Evans told the Peterborough Telegraph.
“And Darren’s (Ferguson’s) team showed that attacking football while taking a risk defensively can be successful.
“There are many things to be positive about this season, but many people prefer to dwell on the negatives which at the moment is our defensive record.”
“I said in the summer there would be inconsistent performances at the start of the season from a young, new group,” The manager added.
“And it’s happening with our defending at the moment. “We have suffered by making too many individual mistakes and by having too many lapses in confidence.
“It’s obviously something we need to sort out quickly. We need to work harder to stop the ball getting into our penalty area for a start.
“But this is the same group of defenders who were rightly earning plaudits in the first two months of the season.
“We have scored lots of goals and won some exciting games, but we have also had spells in those games when we have come under heavy pressure and the defenders have had to stand firm. They usually did and I have no doubts that form will return.
“It has to as, although we are certain to keep scoring goals, we can’t keep having to score three goals to win a game.”