Wigan Athletic dangermen identified by Posh boss

Peterborough manager Darren Ferguson has warned his defenders to be on their guard tonight against Wigan Athletic’s ‘quality’ forward players.
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Latics host Posh at the DW looking to arrest a losing streak of three matches – which have produced no goals from open play.

Ferguson, though, is reading nothing into that statistic, given the players John Sheridan has at his disposal.

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“Wigan have lost some Championship players since last season, but they’ve come down a division and they still have quality players for this level,” he said.

“Just look at their forwards...they have (Joe) Garner, (Will) Keane, (Kal) Naismith and (Viv) Solomon-Otabor...they are good players for League One.

“It’s a big pitch at Wigan which should help the spectacle, and I’m looking forward to another quality match between two good sides.”

Posh have won tbeir last four matches, but still Ferguson isn’t entirely satisfied.

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“We will need to be as solid as we were at Northampton in our last away game, and play with the same attacking quality we showed against Oxford on Saturday,” he added.

“We certainly need to manage games better when we’re ahead, and we need to improve our set-piece execution.

Mark Robson (assistant manager) does a lot of work on set plays and yet we haven’t scored from one yet this season.

“Having said that we’ve been solid and professional and the first-half against Oxford at the weekend was the most fluent we’ve been in possession.

“We’re in a good place, but we’re under no illusions about the difficulties we will face in two tough away matches this week.”