Ferguson eyeing top half finish for Peterborough United

Darren Ferguson
Ferguson believes Posh can secure a top half finish in the Championship this season

Peterborough United manager Darren Ferguson believes his side can maintain their current form throughout the season.

Posh have won four of their opening nine matches and currently sit eighth in the Championship table.

Ferguson told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire: "It's more about the points tally for me, and in my own mind I've got targets for every five games.

"With the tally I've got in mind, you'd like to think we'd finish top half."

Posh picked up their first away league win of the season at Portsmouth on Tuesday night.

Following that success, Ferguson is urging his side to maintain their focus as they prepare to face Doncaster on Saturday.

"Nobody is getting carried away, but it was a good win on Tuesday because we played with a bit more belief or maybe even arrogance," he said.

Meanwhile Lee Tomlin has received the results of his ankle scan and is set for up to four weeks on the sidelines.

Ferguson relieved over Tomlin injury

Ferguson initially feared the injury would be much more serious.

"Lee has half a chance of being fit for Bristol City, and we're actually quite happy with the news because we thought it could be worse," he said.

"We feared he may have broken his ankle, but fortunately it was just ligament damage."

Posh have no fresh injury concerns ahead of Saturday's match with Gabby Zakuani set to start again despite his broken toe.

Forward David Ball remains on loan at Rochdale, despite suggestions he could be recalled as cover for Tomlin.

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