Posh boss keen to keep Mackail-Smith

Published Add your comment

Football News

Peterborough boss Darren Ferguson insists Norwich need to increase their bid for Craig Mackail-Smith if the high-flying Championship club are to meet their valuation of the star striker.

Posh had turned down a bid from the Canaries on Tuesday before the prolific frontman set United on their way to a 4-1 victory over Sheffield Wednesday with his 27th goal of the season in all competitions.

Ferguson said: "They (Norwich) need to make an improved bid for Mackail-Smith as their offer was nowhere near good enough."

He added: "They want to get into the Premier League which is worth an awful lot of money, and if they want to be serious about it they need to make us a decent offer.

"He will only go if it suits this football club. I've spoken to the chairman about it and he agrees with me.

"Craig is a very important player for us and has been for some time and I certainly don't want to lose him now while we are so well placed ourselves."


After Mackail-Smith's opener, Lee Tomlin doubled the visitors' advantage with a delightful chip over keeper Nicky Weaver before George Boyd slammed in a third just before half-time.

Substitute Paul Heffernan briefly gave Wednesday hope with a reply soon after the restart, but those thoughts were killed off when Weaver spilled a soft shot from Boyd into his own net to seal another good night for Posh.

Wednesday boss Gary Megson revealed he had a blazing row with his players at half-time after watching them concede three "easy" goals in the opening 45 minutes.

"A few home truths were said but I shouldn't have to do that before anybody's done anything wrong to get a reaction from them," he said. "I said to the players I don't normally like telling people what goes off, but there was an almighty bust-up at half-time because it's just not acceptable."

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Peterborough United
League One
Craig Mackail-Smith

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again