Away form could help Peterborough's relegation battle

Peterborough United manager Darren Ferguson
Peterborough United manager Darren Ferguson Photo: Dave Howarth/EMPICS Sport

Peterborough United manager Darren Ferguson believes there are more teams involved in the scrap for survival in the Championship than the table suggests.

Posh remain in the bottom three despite a four-game unbeaten run, which was extended on Tuesday (March 12) with a 1-1 draw at Leeds United.

And although they, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Bristol City are still two points short adrift in the drop zone, Peterborough's boss says most of the clubs in the bottom half still have work to do to be safe.

That includes Blackpool, United's opponents on Saturday (March 16), who start nine places and seven points better off.

"We know that if we beat them we can drag them into it as well," said Ferguson, speaking ahead of their trip to Bloomfield Road.

"Anyone up to 45, 46 points isn't safe yet so it's a really tight league this season."

Ferguson is also encouraged by his team's away performances which has kept them in touch with the other strugglers near the foot of the Championship.

"We can go anywhere and win. There's no question about that," Ferguson added

"The players know that, and I think it's starting to tell that we've got the confidence and belief in that, perhaps away from home more than at home for some reason. And probably because our away form has been better than our home form all season."We know we can go places, tough places like Leeds and get the results. It's just unfortunate we didn't get the win on Tuesday."