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'No one hiding' says Peterborough boss Darren Ferguson

Peterborough United manager Darren Ferguson Photo: ITV Anglia

Peterborough United manager Darren Ferguson believes his side can end their poor start to the Championship campaign through hard work and says 'There's no one hiding away from the challenge in front of us'.

So far it's played four, lost four for Posh, and they're already three points adrift at the bottom.

But Ferguson says its his job to keep everyone positive as they look to address things, starting at Burnley on Saturday.

'We've got to embrace the challenge and meet it head on', Ferguson said.

'The simple fact is the fundamentals of football don't change. The general hard work's got to be there, you hope your ability then comes through, and everybody's working hard as they can to change the situation we're in.

'The international break came at a good time. A lot of people say they want to go into it with a win. We haven't had a win yet or a point yet. But it gave us time to reflect on where we need to improve.

'We've gone through all the stats from the first month of the season, we've had a meeting with the players in terms of that, and i think it came at the right time'.

Meanwhile Posh could give a debut to striker Kane Ferdinand after his deadline day transfer from Southend United last month.

'He's a real athlete and brings real energy to the squad', Ferguson added.

'He's got good height, he's quite slight physically but doesn't shirk away from a challenge. He's good in the air, and the boy's a good player. I've been very impressed with him'.

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