Attack is the best form of defence

Tuesday 4th December 2012 10:47

Ferguson: needs to get the Posh firing

Ferguson: needs to get the Posh firing

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FanZoner Gary Cutler says Peterborough need to play without fear if they are going to avoid the drop.

Posh need to find some goalscoring form

In typical Peterborough fashion it has been an eventful few weeks both on and off the field.

There was real belief following a run of four wins in six games that the Posh had turned the corner, but having picked up just one point from the last seven, we are once again favourites for the drop.

Add to that a drunken off the field incident that resulted in three players leaving the club (including our record signing Tyrone Barnett) and it is tough to dig around for many positives at the moment.

The usual demoralising issues that occur when you are bottom of the table, such as injuries to key players and the conceding of late goals have really hurt and it is going to take something special to turn things around.

Thankfully there are no signs of our chairman losing patience with Darren Ferguson, so at least there is that bit of stability to cling on to at the moment.

A few loan signings, George Thorne, Saido Berahino and Dwight Gayle have all impressed since joining, but it is some of the players who impressed so much last year that have failed to reach the same level this time around.

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One thing Peterborough have always had to rely on in the last few seasons has been goals, but the lack of creativity and chances made in games has been the real noticeable difference so far this season.

Of course, we have had the luxury of finding gems such as Craig Mackail-Smith, Aaron McLean and Paul Taylor to hit the back of the net in the past, but unless someone steps up to the plate and gives us that real goal threat, we are going to continue to struggle to win games.

The rest of December looks quite terrifying on paper, with Middlesbrough, Cardiff, Bolton and Wolves all coming up and there is a real possibility we could be cut adrift unless we pull off a shock or two in that run.

I think we have to go back to what Posh do best and go into this run with no fear and playing the exciting, attacking football that ultimately has proved to be most successful for us.

The fans saw it when we demolished a high-flying Huddersfield a few weeks ago, and a few more performances like that will give everyone at the club a much needed boost and belief that we are not bound for League One.

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