Posh boss concerned about fatigue

29 September 2009 09:55
Peterborough United manager Darren Ferguson is concerned tiredness may be affecting his side. Six Posh players have started every league match so far this season, and Saturday saw their fourth defeat. Ferguson told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire: "I've got to consider freshening the whole side up - it's not an excuse but they looked a tired bunch on Saturday. "We're not used to not winning games every week and defeats take it out of you mentally." Following a slow start to the new campaign, Posh appeared to have turned the corner with back-to-back wins over Reading and Newcastle. However Saturday's 2-0 defeat to Blackpool may persuade Ferguson to ring the changes for Plymouth on Tuesday. "In both boxes we need to get better - I've told the players that and they know they need to improve on Saturday as it's not acceptable," he said. Krystian Pearce could be in line for his first league start of the season after coming off the bench against Blackpool with either Gabby Zakuani or Craig Morgan dropping to the bench. "It has to be the right time when you chuck in a youngster, but he came on against Blackpool and did well," Ferguson said. "He's got good pace and ability so will have to come into my thinking, there's no doubt about that." Alongside Pearce, the likes of Tommy Rowe, Dean Keates and Chris Whelpdale will also be hoping for recalls to the starting line-up. A minute's applause will take place before the match in memory of Posh legend Terry Bly who passed away last Thursday.

Source: BBC_Sport