Interview: Darren Ferguson Post-JPT Final

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Darren Ferguson has tipped Chesterfield to achieve back-to-back promotion after his side’s 3-1 victory in the final of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Final at Wembley.

Ferguson, after becoming only the second winner of the competition as both player and manager, was effusive in his praise for Paul Cook’s side.

The Peterborough manager said: ‘Chesterfield are a good team, and they are better than many teams that we’ve faced this season. They will be a League One team next season I have no doubt about that.

‘I feel they’re an up and coming club and I like the way they play. I would like to see them get promoted and I felt at times they kept the ball better than us.

‘They’re one of those teams that could go and get back-to-back promotions, we’ve done it ourselves and you can see that they’re a very good team.

The 42-year-old felt his team deserved to win the match despite a spirited Spireite display.

He added: ‘I thought we were clinical in the two goals we scored and the third goal really helped us, from then on we looked the more confident side and it looked like we might get another goal on the counter attack.

‘I felt we were better when we went down to ten men. When we went to a back five we looked more comfortable.

‘But I think we were just that little bit more clinical and had that little bit more composure when it mattered in front of goal.

‘Sometimes you get the rub of the green and today we got the rub of the green at the right times.’

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