Gaffer’s warning over Posh

Peterbrough United manager Darren Ferguson
Peterbrough United manager Darren Ferguson
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PAUL Ince has warned Pool’s players not to be complacent ahead of today’s clash with Peterborough.

The Seasiders face the struggling side at Bloomfield Road this afternoon in confident mood after last week’s superb win against Watford.

Today’s opponents sit 22nd in the league, but Ince warns they will be a very dangerous proposition.

“I think they are a very, very good side,” said the Blackpool boss.

“I went to watch them at Bolton and they played some fantastic football.

“I know we beat them down at their place, but the first 20 minutes or so they were decent. Even against Leeds on Tuesday night, they played some brilliant stuff.

“We are under no illusions.

“People might get complacent and think because we beat Watford, we should be Peterborough, well the Championship doesn’t work like that.

“Peterborough were 3-0 up at Ewood Park three weeks ago, so we know they are capable of scoring goals.

“I actually think this is a tougher game than the one against Watford last Saturday.”

“They are fighting for their lives, but so are we.

“When you have two teams fighting for their lives, it is always going to be tough.

“As much as we are looking forward to it, we have to keep our focus and not feel it will be a walkover.

“It will be a tough game as they are a very good side.”

Today’s clash will see Ince go head-to-head with Posh boss Darren Ferguson (pictured above).

He’s the son of Manchester United manager Sir Alex, and played with Ince as a player at Manchester United.

And while Darren may not quite have reached the dizzy heights of his father, Ince says there are similarities.

“He’s a very good lad,” he said.

“He played a few games when I was at Manchester United, he was a good player.

“When you see Darren, you see a lot of Alex Ferguson in him.

“You see that steeliness in him, and the demands he puts on himself and his players.

“After today’s game, I want them to stay up, as he’s a good friend of mine. After they lose today I hope they win the rest of their games.”

While Blackpool would love to build on last week’s win with another passing display, Ince has warned fans the state of the Bloomfield Road pitch may force a change of plan.

He said: “People have to understand.

“In an ideal world, on an ideal pitch we’d love to play the same side as last week, but this isn’t an ideal pitch.

“We’ll have to play the conditions again.

“There may be one or two changes, just because we are playing at home.

“But it’s good to know we now can go away at get wins.

“Most people think they can win their home games and pick up points away, we probably do the reverse.”