Peterborough was relegated as Nottingham Forest produced one of the narrow football results of the weekend in the Championship. Sam Surridge scored the only goal of the game for the visitors in the 45th minute. It was a weird scenario where one team could be promoted with a loss while the other team could seal a playoff place without a win.
Peterborough’s Grant McCann: “It’s a sad day for everyone connected to the football club. People work tirelessly behind the scenes and fans pay their hard-earned money every single week, home and away, but we just haven’t been able to deliver. I can’t thank the players enough for the attitude, effort, and determination they have put into the 12 games since I’ve been here. A lot of the players won’t have been in this position before and felt this sort of pain, but they have to feel it and use it to their advantage to ensure the comeback is stronger than the failure. We all want to be a sustainable Championship club, but now we have to focus on getting back into this league.”
Nottingham Forest’s Steve Cooper: “We weren’t at our purest by any means, but we showed enough quality to get the job done. We stood up to everything Peterborough threw at us really well, we stuck to our way of playing and scored a brilliant goal. We had somewhere around 3,700 fans here and it sounded like 37,000 at times with the noise they make. They played a massive part in getting us over the line. Fair play to Peterborough…they have some good young players and really put up a good fight today. We’ll be happy to get back on the bus with the win. I’ve got a lot of respect for Grant and he knows that as we spoke even before he came here.”
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