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Darren Ferguson impressed by "clinical" Peterborough United display

Darren Ferguson was impressed by his team's finishing. Photo: PA

Peterborough United manager Darren Ferguson has praised his side's "clinical" finishing after Posh beat Chesterfield 3-1 at Wembley to lift the Johnstone's Paint Trophy for the first time in their history.

Goals from Josh McQuoid, Shaun Brisley and Britt Assombalonga were enough for Ferguson's men to secure the win in front of a 35,000 crowd.

Britt Assombalonga celebrates making it 3-1.

A red card for midfielder Joe Newell threatened to set up a nervy finale, but the League One side held firm.

"We were clinical.

We were a lot more clinical than them and that's what has won us the cup."

– Darren Ferguson, Peterborough United Manager

Nearly 20,000 Posh fans made the trip to Wembley and chairman Darragh MacAnthony believes that it was an historic day for the city.

"I'm happy for the city, to see nearly 20,000 people here. I'm obviously delighted for the team and really, really happy for the manager.

But I'm more happy for my own wife who would have had to put up with me tonight if we hadn't won!"

– Darragh MacAnthony, Peterborough United chairman

Peterborough will now turn their attentions back to league action in midweek when they host Colchester United at London Road.

Peterborough United will be hoping for a return to Wembley. Credit: PA

The goal for the rest of the season will now be to ensure that they return to Wembley in May for the League One play-off final, when the prize could be even greater.

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