Peterborough United midfielder Callum Cooke has said that he is confident that once they pick up their first win under Darren Ferguson, they will be difficult to stop.

Peterborough United appointed Darren Ferguson hours after the sacking of Steve Evans, with chairman Darragh MacAnthony looking to take the club in a different direction.

Since Fergie’s return, Posh have drawn one and lost one and they are keen to pick up their first win under new management this weekend in a crucial play-off clash as they travel to the Keepmoat Stadium to play fellow promotion chasers Doncaster Rovers.

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Midfielder Callum Cooke – who has found himself back in the starting 11 under Ferguson – is confident that a win will see Posh’s promotion push gain serious momentum, and his hoping it can come this weekend.

“We just need that first win and we will be flying,” Cooke told the Peterborough Telegraph. 

“And hopefully it will come on Saturday as it‘s such a big game for us anyway. If we beat a very good Doncaster side it would set us up nicely for the rest of the season. It would be a huge statement.”

Cooke went on to discuss his time in the first team under Ferguson, and how his midfield diamond system suits his play style.

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“A new gaffer always opens up doors for some players. I didn’t get as much game time as I would have liked under the previous regime, but I kept my head down and acted professionally.

“The new gaffer wants to me to play. He wants me to get on the ball and get forward which suits me down to the ground. When I arrived here in the summer I said I wanted to score and create goals as that’s always been my game.

“In a midfield diamond I also have to be good defensively and I’m getting better at that side of the game.”

Cooke moved to Peterborough last summer, joining on a permanent basis from Middlesbrough after a decent season on loan with Blackpool. However, under former boss Evans, first-team chances were limited. The 21-year-old has played only eight times this season but has started in both of Ferguson’s two games back in charge.

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