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Pressley heaps praise on his players after Posh win

5 April 2016

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Boss felt Town were worthy winners this evening

Steven Pressley heaped praise on his Fleetwood Town players as they deservedly beat Peterborough at Highbury this evening.

Wes Burns scored his fifth goal for the Club with the opener on 38 minutes, when he slotted past Ben Alnwick from Bobby Grant’s through ball.

Chris Maxwell was then on hand before the interval to deny Michael Bostwick from the penalty spot as referee Kevin Bankes awarded the visitors a spotkick.

The win was sealed with 20 minutes remaining as Eggert Jonsson headed home at the back post from Jimmy Ryan’s cross.

Pressley said: “I’m so proud of the players tonight and can’t heap enough praise on them. I don’t think it was just the result that pleased me, it was the manner of it too.

“The performance was terrific, we were excellent in possession, our press was unbelievable and our willingness to do the dirty stuff was commendable.

“We were playing a really good Peterborough side who very seldom don’t score and very seldom don’t create chances. That was testament to the group.

“We were really potent in the top end of the pitch and created a lot of chances. I think it’s fair to say we were very worthy winners.

“The players handled the pressure very well. Football continuously tests your character and sees whether or not you can bounce back.

“I love this group of players and have said before that they’re so honest and I can’t praise them enough after that performance

“There’s going to be some real tired limbs over the next couple of days and are going to have to make sure we do very little between now and Saturday.”

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