FERGY JUNIOR KEEPING BOO BOYS AT BAY
TRADITIONALLY it is managers who laud the resilience of their players, but Peterborough defender Gabriel Zakuani says he has been impressed by boss Darren Ferguson in the face of mounting pressure.
A six-game winless run in the league ahead of yesterday’s trip to Leyton Orient led a section of Posh fans to boo Ferguson during a 3-0 defeat to Bristol City.
The manager himself admitted that he is in danger of the sack if results don’t improve, as the club try to keep their League One promotion aspirations on track.
But Zakuani, 28, claims that Ferguson’s cool demeanour means you would not guess the severity of the situation.
“People are frustrated, they’re entitled to their opinion and have booed and it’s been hard for him,”he said.
“The gaffer has been unbelievable. I don't know how he’s done it. He's a top manager and he’s dealing with the pressure very well.
“I've seen him for a long time now and you can definitely see that he has grown as a manager. He’s keeping a cool head and keeping everyone calm.
“We’ve got young players and they're learning every day. It's up to players like myself, with experience, to help people through.”