Kachunga: Embrace The Pressure

Elias Kachunga is looking to end on a high and then embrace the pressure of a play-off campaign as he bids for another promotion success.

Kachunga helped Wanderers secure the win they needed to guarantee their top-six place when he returned to the starting line-up for Saturday’s 2-0 victory over Fleetwood Town.

Ian Evatt’s men now go to Bristol Rovers on Sunday to round off their regular campaign with Kachunga – a Championship play-off winner with Huddersfield in 2017 – aiming to stay in the groove.

“We have another away trip yet but we have to be professional and play a good game,” said Kachunga.

“It’s always good to have a good performance before you go into the play-offs, as they are something else. I’ve been in them before and they are totally different games with the pressure.

“I think everyone should enjoy the games and the pressure - as if you said at the start of the season that you will go into the play-offs and be two games from Wembley, you’d take it.

“I thought the atmosphere was brilliant on Saturday, and I don’t think I’ve heard the stadium as loud before.

“We need everyone behind us and it helps the team massively. We need every supporter with us.”

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Wanderers were roared to victory over Fleetwood and then found out it was mission accomplished – for now – when Peterborough failed to win at home to Bristol Rovers.

Kachunga played his part in the vital opening goal as his presence from a near-post corner ended with the ball flicking off defender Precious Omochere and into the Fleetwood net.

And Evatt’s men then made sure of the points that kept them in fifth place in the table – two ahead of Derby County – when Kyle Dempsey rammed home the second goal after Town striker Jayden Stockley had been dismissed.

“I think this season we’ve shown already that when we are under pressure, we can show good character and produce good performances – and we showed the same on Saturday,” added Kachunga.

“It was a good performance, and it was good for us that they got a red card, but I don’t think we gave them anything to sniff at to come back into the game.

“Now we are in the play-offs. It’s not done yet, but we can look forward. Another few games to go and hopefully we can get to Wembley.”

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