Posh want to dominate possession

25 September 2009 01:48
Peterborough United boss Darren Ferguson believes quality of possession is the key to winning matches in the Championship. Posh will be hoping to make it back to back league wins at Blackpool on Saturday. Ferguson told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire: "I feel people go on too much about formations and the like. "If you keep the ball you'll be fine and if you don't you'll be in trouble - that never changes." Posh have enjoyed success in their past two matches using a 4-3-3 formation with George Boyd in a free role. Ferguson is keeping his cards close to his chest ahead of Blackpool tomorrow, but could choose to return Chris Whelpdale to the starting line-up. Full-backs Tommy Williams and Russell Martin played a key role in Tuesday's win over Newcastle and Ferguson expects more of the same against Blackpool. "We've always encouraged our full-backs to bomb on as much as they possibly can as wide players don't want to defend," he said. "It was a difficult decision whether to go with Tommy Williams or Jamie Day on Tuesday, but Tommy played very well again." Blackpool have enjoyed a strong start to the new season under boss Ian Holloway and are currently undefeated at Bloomfield Road. Ferguson says he has plenty of respect for Holloway, but feels his side can take the points if they can carry momentum from Newcastle. "Ian is a very good manager, he's done well wherever he's been and we know it's a tough game," he said. "They play a similar sort of 4-3-3 to ourselves at the moment, and it would cap off a great week if we could get three points."

Source: BBC_Sport