Peterborough United: Darren Ferguson had 'six calls' from refs

Peterborough United boss Darren Ferguson has said he has received six calls from referees this season apologising for decisions.

And the Posh manager expects that number to rise to seven after he felt his side were hard done by in Tuesday's 0-0 draw against Brighton.

"I've had six calls the day after a game apologising," he told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire. "That's too many.

Bottom of the Championship

Pld GD Pts

* Correct at 17 April 2013

Burnley

43

-1

54

Sheff Wed

43

-9

54

Blackburn

42

-4

53

Peterborough

43

-7

51

Wolves

43

-10

51

Huddersfield

43

-25

51

Barnsley

43

-16

50

Bristol City

43

-20

40

"Tomorrow will definitely be a seventh if they've got anything about them."

Ferguson has already had a meeting with referees' chief David Allison to discuss a number of "harsh" decisions against his side this season.

And the Scot was frustrated that referee Robert Madley opted not to award a free-kick for Andrew Crofts' challenge on Lee Tomlin midway through the second half against the Seagulls.

The Brighton midfielder was the last man and would have run the risk of being sent off had the foul been given.

"It's a clear red card. He's nowhere near the ball," said Ferguson.

"People get things wrong but I just think once, twice it's OK. But not seven times. That's too many.

"He said, 'I'll apologise to you if I've got it wrong'. But it's no good now is it?"

Posh nevertheless extended their unbeaten run to 10 games, a club record at Championship level, as they continue their fight against relegation.

The London Road side are one of three teams on 51 points and are out of the relegation zone on goal difference, with three games left to play.

"Anyone who tries to predict what's going to happen is off their heads because there's no point," said Ferguson.

"We know that it's in our own hands. I've said to the players there's no point looking at fixtures. Let everyone else worry about you.

"If we keep that commitment and we get the breaks I think we'll do enough."