Manager's Peterborough reaction

"The signs were there that the training ground work we do day in day out is paying off," says the manager

Dougie Freedman says his side’s hard work on the training ground is paying off, as Wanderers recorded their third consecutive home victory over Peterborough United on Tuesday evening.

Craig Dawson’s fifth minute header, his third goal in two games, proved decisive on a night where Wanderers turned in a resolute and assured defensive performance.

Speaking after the game Freedman said: “It was a very difficult match. Peterborough are difficult opponents and they play with a lot of freedom. They have a lot to play for and we knew it was always going to be a tough test.

“For me, the signs were there that the training ground work we do day in day out is paying off. It wasn’t our most fantastic display on the ball, but off the ball we worked very hard and made it difficult for Peterborough to create any clear-cut chances.

“We also played some fantastic football and moved the ball around really well in the opening 20 minutes and were well worthy of going a goal up.

“At the back we were solid, compact and very difficult to break down.

“We created several opportunities and obviously we wanted to go on and score more goals, but it was the defensive display that ultimately secured the three points.

“We have been performing well of late and not always getting the results. Tonight was not only a clean sheet and three points, but it was our fifth game undefeated and our third straight home win.

“All in all, we’re picking up points and moving in the right direction and that’s what it’s all about.

“It was another case of great support from the home fans. Sometimes you get games like that, where you have to dig in deep. I thought our backing was once again superb.”
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