DARREN FERGUSON is happy to take the heat off his Peterborough players ahead of Sunday’s promotion showdown.
Much of the media interest in the big game has centred around the possibility of a magical weekend for the Ferguson family.
Sir Alex will attempt to lead Manchester United to Champions League glory against Barcelona at Wembley tomorrow.
“It’s an obvious angle to take especially as our game is at Old Trafford,” accepted Fergie junior, inset.
“And if it helps take the pressure off my players that’s fine by me.
“I didn’t expect to be in this position after starting the season at Preston so I’m very happy with the way things have turned out.
“Anyone who has been through what I have would be keen to repair their reputation and I’m fortunate and grateful to have that opportunity at this club.
“It should be a thrill for me to be leading a side out at Old Trafford, but I’m quite good at putting things like that to the back of my mind and to me this game is all about us getting promoted.
“The venue is irrelevant. We are just one match away from being where we want to be and to get there we have to beat a very good Huddersfield side.
“We are confident we can win, but we are under no illusions about the size of the task facing us. Huddersfield’s long, unbeaten run is a fantastic achievement and in many other seasons they would have gone up automatically.
“I am encouraged that we managed to deliver such a good performance when we most needed it against MK Dons in the semi-final, but Huddersfield offer completely different problems.
“Dons tried to play through us, but Huddersfield will try and get the ball to the wings and get crosses into the penalty area.
“Huddersfield are also excellent at set-pieces. Gary Roberts is an expert at delivering them so we will have to prepare very well defensively.
“But it could boil down to who manages to impose their style of play on the game.
“Old Trafford is a big pitch like MK Dons so we will have to keep the ball better than we managed down there.
“I’ve watched the dvd of the game at Huddersfield recently and I’ve noticed things in there that could help us. We were superb in the first-half that day, but they dominated us in the second-half much more than I realised at the time.
“I’m sure Lee Clark has watched the same recording as me and he will be making his own plans. I know Lee, I played against him a few times and I have a lot of time for him. He was a very good player and his management record is very good. I can’t see anything but a good game.”