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We will beat the drop - Ferguson

Darren Ferguson
Posh have taken just eight points from their eight home matches

Peterborough United boss Darren Ferguson is adamant his side will survive in the Championship despite suffering another home defeat.

Posh have now lost half of their home matches this season following Saturday's 2-1 defeat to Barnsley and now sit 23rd in the Championship table.

Ferguson told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire: "We have 93 points to play for to stay in this league, that's the criteria."

"I think will we stay in this league," Ferguson added.

Posh hoped they had turned the corner following last Saturday's 3-0 win over Scunthorpe at London Road.

But despite taking the lead against Barnsley, Ferguson's side failed to hold on for their first back-to-back win of the season.

Ferguson admits he is short of fire-power, with Craig Mackail-Smith currently sidelined with a hamstring problem.

"I had four defenders on the bench for Barnsley and it's something we're trying to work on," he said.

"I haven't got enough alternatives up front, but it's a situation we have been trying hard to rectify."

Posh currently have no recognised forwards at the club aside from Mackail-Smith and Aaron Mclean.

Meanwhile, Ferguson has quashed newspaper speculation that he is on the verge of being sacked.

The Posh boss signed a new four-year contract at London Road over the summer after leading the club to consecutive promotions.

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