Darren Ferguson says Saido Berahino is pushing for start at Peterborough
Peterborough manager Darren Ferguson says on-loan striker Saido Berahino is pushing hard for a first team start.
Last Updated: 18/10/12 5:36pm
The England U20 forward enjoyed successful spells with Northampton and Brentford last season, scoring a combined total of 10 goals in 23 appearances for the two clubs.
Berahino has made two appearances as substitute for Posh since arriving at the beginning of October and Ferguson said: "Saido is a very good player who could fit into any system we try.
"He can link up play with the ball at his feet or he can run in behind. He's a lovely young man whose attitude as well as his ability has impressed me since he's been with us.
"I don't bring players to the club on loan to make a good impact from the bench. He's a first-team squad member at a Premier League side so his ability can be taken for granted and he is certainly knocking on our door for a start.
"We are lucky to have a good variety of striker at the club. Lee Tomlin and Nathaniel Mendez-Laing are also pushing for a start."