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Alexander focused on three points against Peterborough

5 February 2015

Manager hoping for a return to winning ways on Saturday

Graham Alexander believes Peterborough United will pose a real threat to the Cod Army on Saturday afternoon, but is focused on picking up all three points.

Town lost at table toppers Bristol City last Sunday as goals from Matt Smith and Jay Emmanuel-Thomas earned Steve Cotterill’s side maximum points.

Posh come into Saturday’s game off the back of two successive wins against Notts County and Yeovil Town, and will look to continue their ascent up the League One table.

Darren Ferguson’s side sit one place ahead of Town in the standings, with both teams level on points heading into an important clash.

Alexander said: “Peterborough have been at this level and the level above in the last couple of years, and they’re a very experienced club.

“They’ve got a very good squad with some very good players in there so it’ll be a tough game for us, but I’m more focused on our players and our performances.

“It’s another game against a tough opponent and we want to keep our standards high, and we’re looking for three points.”

The manager was delighted with the performance of youngsters Nick Haughton and Tyler Forbes last weekend as they came in for the injured Antoni Sarcevic and Stephen Crainey.

“We are taking the Club into a different direction in terms of recruitment, and are trying to find another way of being successful.

“Our aim is to get good young hungry players who can make their names with us and hopefully take us and themselves to bigger and better things.

“We’ve got a good mix of youth and experience here, and there’s some great characters and professionals at this Club.

“These groups can be of great benefit to each other, and the younger lads can look and learn from the more experienced players.

“Stephen trained with us today after taking a knock to the kidney against Crawley, and Sarcevic still hasn’t trained with us so it’s touch and go whether he will tomorrow.

“We don’t want to risk people for the sake of one game but obviously we want a strong as squad as possible.”

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