‪Peterborough United manager Darre‬n‪ Ferguson is delighted with how his team have started the new football season after seeing his side beat Swindon Town 1-0 on Saturday in the league and then thrash Colchester United 5-1 away in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday night.

‪A single‬ ‪goal from summer-signing Britt Assombalonga was enough for Posh to get three points in their season opener in League One after being relegated from the Championship on the final day of last season after defeat to ‬p‪lay‬-‪off winners Crystal Palace.‬

‪After the game, Ferguson admitted that his side weren't quite there yet and still needed work to get to 100%, but on Tuesday night, his side stepped it up a gear and cruised to a 5-1 win in the cup against Colchester.‬

‪Centre-back Gabriel Zakuani gave the visitors the lead before Tyrone Barnett, Tommy Rowe and a Lee Tomlin brace secured Posh's place in the second round.‬

‪After the game Ferguson revealed how happy he was with the team's overall performance.‬

‪Ferguson told Sky Sports: "Our work ethic was very good in the first half, but some of our simple passing was sloppy.‬

‪"We couldn't have made a worse start to the second half, conceding an equaliser, but our reaction after that was excellent.‬

‪"Colchester tried to get in our faces, but we played very well and, in the end, it could have been more than five.‬

‪"Our attacking play was excellent and we looked fit, quick and powerful. In the end they couldn't live with us.‬

‪"On Saturday we weren't ruthless enough, despite playing at such a high tempo, but here there's no question that we were.‬

‪"We watched Colchester on Saturday. They've got some very good players and they try to play a similar way to us, passing the ball forward from the back.‬

"On this performance, my lads were very good."‬


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