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Peterborough United manager Ferguson hit with touchline ban

Darren Ferguson has been handed a two-match touchline ban. Credit: PA

Peterborough United manager Darren Ferguson has been handed a two-match touchline ban.

The 42-year-old was sent to the stands at half-time during last week's defeat to Colchester United.

Ferguson admitted to using improper language and/or behaviour at a personal hearing yesterday. He's also been fined £1000 and warned about his future conduct.

His suspension won't come into effect until the Football Association receives the written reasons for the decision by the Independent Regulatory Commission.

Peterborough United boss Ferguson invites fans to discuss poor form

Peterborough United boss Darren Ferguson is inviting supporters to a special Forum at the stadium tonight. Credit: PA

Peterborough United boss Darren Ferguson is inviting supporters to a special forum at the ABAX Stadium tonight.

The manager says he understands fans are frustrated with their poor form and wanted the chance to answer their questions directly in an honest and open way.

"We are going through a really difficult time at the minute, but it is vital that everyone sticks together during this period.

I understand that the supporters are frustrated and I felt it was a good time to have a forum where supporters can put their point of view directly to me and for me to answer those questions in an honest and open way."

– Darren Ferguson, Peterborough United Manager


McCann brings Peterborough United spell to an end to seal Linfield move

Grant McCann is leaving Peterborough United. Credit: PA

Peterborough United midfielder Grant McCann has left the club on a free transfer.

The 34-year-old has joined Linfield in his home country of Northern Ireland.

McCann made nearly 200 appearances in his time at Posh and captained them to promotion to The Championship back in 2011.

"I have thoroughly enjoyed my four and a half years with Peterborough United. I have had some good times and some low times, but those good times have definitely overshadowed any low moments.

I just want to thank everyone, the players, the staff, the management team and everyone connected with the club. They have been first class with me and made me and my family extremely welcome."

– Grant McCann, Linfield

Late cup drama as Colchester United go through

There was late drama in second round of the FA Cup as Colchester and Peterborough met this afternoon.

A tight game came to life in the 88th minute, when Sanchez Watt fouled Michael Bostwick to give Peterborough a penalty - but Aaron McLean's spot kick was saved by Colchester keeper Sam Walker.

And with just two minutes of injury time left, Colchester's George Moncur won it for the U's, to book their place in the third round draw.


Peterborough United rename London Road the ABAX Stadium after sponsorship deal is reached

London Road will now be called the ABAX Stadium. Credit: PA

The home of Peterborough United will now be called the 'ABAX Stadium' after a deal was reached with the Norwegian-owned company ABAX.

An initial five-year agreement has been signed between both parties, with ABAX becoming the club's stadium naming rights partner.

The stadium was previously called London Road and Posh have played there since 1934.

Peterborough United chairman Darragh MacAnthony is happy with the deal. Credit: PA

“We see this opportunity as a great deal for this club, ABAX, the city and our supporters. ABAX has firmly put down its roots in Peterborough and now we all want to see the company grow.

This long term collaboration is aimed at establishing sustainability for all concerned with a successful future being the ultimate goal.”

– Darragh MacAnthony, Peterborough United chairman
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