George Boyd strike was 'world class' - Darren Ferguson

Peterborough boss Darren Ferguson has praised George Boyd's wonder strike in Tuesday's 3-1 win over Huddersfield.

The midfielder, 27, had already struck once before hitting a half volley from just inside the Terriers half that dipped over keeper Alex Smithies.

"His first goal was very good. His second was world class," Ferguson told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.

Boyd's goal balance

Boy's brace against Huddersfield takes his Peterborough tally to 73 in 277 games since joining the club from Stevenage in January 2007

"He's looked over his shoulder and seen the keeper off his line. He's meant it and executed it perfectly."

He added: "It's one of the best I've seen from one of my players. It's a hard thing to do. If Lionel Messi had done it you'd be seeing it over again. For vision and execution it was one of the best I've seen."

Boyd added: "I didn't really know where I was. Edge of the centre circle I think. It's a lovely setback from Saido Berahino. I've just hit it and it's gone in. I can't wait to get home and watch it. I'll watch it all night."

Boyd is currently on the transfer list at London Road after he failed to agree a new deal at the club, with his contract set to expire at the end of the season.

A move to Ipswich fell through earlier in the campaign and Ferguson, who dropped the former Stevenage playmaker for a game against Wolves this month, believes Boyd has come through a lacklustre period.

"He's hit form and George on form is a very good player at this level," he said.

"He's had poor games by his own admission this season. He had the stuff with Ipswich which I think took him a while to get over. I left him out and since I left him out he's done really well."

Victory over Huddersfield lifted Posh off the bottom of the Championship at Ipswich's expense.

And Ferguson's side, who host Derby on Saturday, have now won three of their last five after losing all of their first seven league games.

"Four days can change a season. It doesn't make a season but it certainly can help," he said.

"If we get another win against Derby - back-to-back wins - we'll probably be out of the bottom three after a disastrous start to the season."