FERGY JU­NIOR KEEP­ING BOO BOYS AT BAY

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO RESULTS -

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.”

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