Cham­pagne Kearns is in sparkling form

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Et Sport - By ALAN SWANN

DANNY Kearns de­liv­ered an­other cham­pagne mo­ment as Posh se­cured a cru­cial 1-0 Cham­pi­onship win over Coven­try at Lon­don Road.

The 20 year-old Ir­ish­man played a ma­jor part in the Posh equaliser at Le­ices­ter the pre­vi­ous week­end and his sump­tu­ous pass on Satur­day helped sub­sti­tute Paul Tay­lor cre­ate the match-win­ning goal for Emile Sin­clair.

It was the high­light of an im­pres­sive full de­but for Kearns, one that was good enough to earn the mid­fielder the spon­sor’s man-of-the­match award.

Kearns said: “It was just great to make my full de­but and to have a hand in the goal, but it was more im­por­tant that it led to three points.

“We needed the win which is per­haps why we were a bit edgy at times, but we saw it through to pick up an ex­cel­lent three points.

“I’ve had to be pa­tient and wait for my chance to start, but to be fair I knew that would be the case when I joined. I’ve been made to feel very wel­come though and I feel like part of the squad.

“I felt I did well as a sub in the last cou­ple of games, but start­ing a match is very dif­fer­ent.

“We showed a dif­fer­ent side of our game against Coven­try. Ev­ery­one knows we like to pass the ball about and get for­ward, but we had to dig in and de­fend well to get the right re­sult.

“I’m very happy, but I know I can im­prove on stuff like track­ing run­ners and work­ing back when we lose the ball.”

Posh boss Dar­ren Ferguson was de­lighted with Kearns and praised the im­pact made by Tay­lor who re­placed in­jury vic­tim Lee Freck­ling­ton in the open­ing min­utes of the sec­ond half.

Ferguson said: “Danny is a good player now and he is go­ing to be a very good player in the fu­ture. He has every­thing I like in a mid­fielder as he can pass, he moves well and he has an ex­cel­lent tem­per­a­ment.

“Paul changed the game in our favour though. Some­times play­ers can make a mug of their man­ager as you’d watch that and won­der why he didn’t start, but we might not have got that per­for­mance from him.”

IM­PRES­SIVE FULL DE­BUT: From Danny Kearns.

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