Darren Ferguson puts George Boyd among league's best

George Boyd
Boyd was a £260,000 signing from Stevenage in January 2007

Peterborough United boss Darren Ferguson has hailed midfielder George Boyd as one of the Championship's stand out performers.

The 25-year-old hit a setback when picking up an injury in the 2-0 loss at Brighton in August.

"This season George has been really good, he's played well in games," he told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.

"I have no worries about George whatsoever, for me he's one of the best players in the league."

The wideman, who has found the net twice this season, put in a subdued performance against Hull on Saturday, a game Posh lost 1-0.

But Ferguson put that down to the calf injury which saw him last just 36 minutes of the defeat at the Seagulls.

"He hadn't kicked a ball for two weeks, he was struggling for the game," the Scot explained.

"He had lost a bit of sharpness, he didn't play that badly but it wasn't one of his better games.

"If he had stayed on against Brighton, with what he was doing to them, I think we would have had a better chance of winning the game."

Meanwhile, defender Gabby Zakuani is expected to feature against Burnley at the weekend.

The centre-half, who has been hampered by a persistent toe injury, lasted 54 minutes against the Tigers.