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Dave Robertson: 'Social media to blame for Peterborough United sacking'

Ousted Peterborough United boss Dave Robertson believes that social media pressure played a big part in his sacking.

Dave Robertson has put his Peterborough United dismissal down to growing fan unrest on social media sites.

The 41-year-old was sacked as Posh boss on Sunday afternoon after picking up just four points from the club's opening six games.

Supporters grew increasingly frustrated by Peterborough's early-season form, a run which also included a defeat to Millwall in the Football League Trophy, which ultimately cost Robertson his job.

"I can see the pressure the chairman's under, particularly from a group of fans on Twitter," he told BBC Sport. "The chairman will only make decisions in the best interests of the football club and this is one he had to make.

"At the end of the day, we are in a results business. Unfortunately results haven't been coming recently, although the performances have shown signs.

"I don't think it's the end for this team. The team can go on and do good things if they work hard enough, and have the mentality they need to be successful."

Robertson was handed a three-year deal at London Road when taking over from Darren Ferguson on a permanent basis.


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 A general view of The London Road Stadium prior to the Sky Bet League One match between Peterborough United and Crawley Town at The London Road Stadium on August 31, 2013
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