Manager Darren Ferguson has urged Peterborough fans to keep believing in the team's ability to be successful in the npower Championship.

Ferguson is refusing to panic despite seeing Posh take just five points from a possible 24 which has seen the them tumble from seventh in the table to 16th in the space of six weeks. But Ferguson remains relaxed, with his confidence in his squad undiminished.

"It's a point a game from here on in to get us to our target of 50 points, and there's no question we have the ability to achieve that," he told the Evening Telegraph. "This league is so competitive it can mess with your head if you let it. Win a couple in a row and you shoot up the table and the opposite happens if you lose a couple."

Ferguson added: "Teams are hard to beat and take advantage of any slips. Obviously we have to find a way of keeping some clean sheets, but we are generally playing pretty well. The spirit is still there though. That's why we fight back so often in matches.

"We've certainly played well and been the better team in our last two matches and yet picked up no points, whereas we picked up a point in games against Middlesbrough and Birmingham when we didn't play so well."