Peterborough United manager Darren Ferguson has said to the Peterborough Telegraph that he is hoping that his players will be able to put their defeat to Doncaster Rovers behind them with a victory over Wimbledon this weekend.

Last weekend, Peterborough United fell to a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Doncaster Rovers, in which Posh played way below the standards shown in their previous victories. Now, manager Darren Ferguson is determined to see his side bounce back from their loss with a win over Wimbledon this weekend.

Posh sit in 9th place in the League One table having gone six games unbeaten before their loss to Doncaster. At the other end of the table, Wimbledon are in 22nd place without a win to their name, only ahead of Bolton Wanderers.

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Speaking to the Peterborough Telegraph ahead of the game, Ferguson said:

“We put it [The Doncaster loss] to bed on Monday. There’s no getting away from how poor we were, but I want us to be able to look back at that game and say it was a turning point in our season. That should be the game we realised we can’t let our standards drop and expect to win matches. If we play like that against Wimbledon we will lose again.

“But it’s important not to get too negative. We have to remember we have just had a six-game unbeaten run which included 2-0, 4-0 and 6-0 wins. It’s not just about the forwards either. They’ve been able to do what they’ve done because we’ve had a strong defensive base. We kept four clean sheets in a row which is some going.”

Ferguson went on to briefly talk about the situation at Wimbledon, saying that he will not let the absence of Dons manager Wally Downes concern his players.

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“I’ve no idea how Wally’s absence will affect them. We can’t let stuff like that concern us. It’s all about us now and we have a squad capable of keeping up a challenge at the top end of the table.”