Boyd desperate for Championship return

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Peterborough United playmaker George Boyd admits he's excited by the prospect of gaining promotion through the play-offs this season.

The former Stevenage star has once again been an integral part of the Posh's attacking make-up, scoring 15 of the club's 106 league goals this term and often finding himself in a more advanced starting role under Darren Ferguson.

Part of the back-to-back promotions at London Road after joining for £260,000, Boyd was one of the shining lights in a disappointing relegation campaign from the Championship in 2009/10.

The winger earned a loan switch to Nottingham Forest in the later stages of the season, but came back to the Cambridgeshire club in the summer and is now targeting the second tier once again.

"I need Championship football and we're desperate to get back there. I think everyone who got a taste of it wants to get back to that level, playing in-front of great crowds in big stadiums," Boyd told Givemefootball.

"It looks like West Ham could go down as well, and playing against top teams like that brings the best out of me."


The current campaign has been as chaotic as usual at Peterborough, with Ferguson returning to replace Gary Johnson and help the club towards the automatic promotion places.

Despite missing out on the top two, Boyd insists morale is still high in the camp and the players can't wait to get on the pitch and do the fans proud at Stadium:MK on Sunday.

"We've had a few weeks to get over missing out on the top two, and now we're just focused on the job at hand. We're so excited for the game to come now, and just want to go and play," he continued.

"The fans always provide a great away following, and there's definitely a sense that we want to do it for them. Driving into training I've seen queues around the ground, and we will look to do well for those fans."

Boyd is under no illusions about the challenge ahead though, with Posh losing the same fixture during the Npower League One campaign 1-0. However, the 25-year-old sees no reason to change the attacking approach that has made his team the best to watch in English football this season.

"There is no need to do anything differently here, and we won't change our style for anyone," said Boyd.

"Anyone who saw the game earlier in the season knows that we did everything but score, hitting the post and coming close on five or six other occasions. We are confident."

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