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Fergie jnr wants perfect family weekend

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Peterborough manager Darren Ferguson hopes he will be celebrating the perfect family Bank Holiday weekend after his side booked a play-off final berth with Huddersfield following a 2-0 win (4-3 on aggregate) over MK Dons.

Father Sir Alex Ferguson will lead Manchester United out to the Champions League final with Barcelona next Saturday night just 24 hours before Posh face the Terriers on his Old Trafford ground and his son is already anticipating a double win.

He said: "I've played at Old Trafford, my dad works there obviously and it is a great arena. I won't be going to the Champions League final now but he can come to our game and hopefully we both win and it's a lovely weekend for us all."

He added: "We let ourselves down on Sunday but we gave a magnificent performance and it could have been more. We pressed them all over the pitch and they couldn't handle us.

"This is one of the best games I've had here, and I've already had two promotions. I actually think you can go to the final and enjoy it - you can't in the semi-finals but it will be a marvellous occasion. I told the lads before the game that they would never forgive themselves if they had to watch Huddersfield play MK Dons at Old Trafford while they were on their holidays.

"It would have been devastating. We will have a few days off before we go up to Manchester and we all can't wait. We can sing in the shower but can we sing on the stage? We think we can but time will tell."


 

Mackail-Smith is off in the summer and capped his final appearance at home with his 34th goal of the season to seal the win. Ferguson has no idea where his striker will be playing next season but wished him all the best.

He said: "Whatever happens with Craig, he fully deserves it. No-one will stand in his way because he has been terrific for us. I would hate to play against him, I don't know where he gets his energy from. He's got one game left with us and knowing him he will probably score the winner."

Dons boss Karl Robinson gave an honest assessment of his side's performance but has targeted promotion next year after falling short. He said: "I'm full of pride for everyone involved with the club. We gave everything this season but it wasn't enough in the end.

"We weren't good enough on the night but I do not want to feel this pain again and we will come back stronger. I will go and buy all the players a drink now at our stadium because they thoroughly deserve it. I signed a three-year contract here for a reason and we will be back."

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