Feelgood factor returns to the East of England Showground after superb Easter for Swales’ side. Now the Panthers head north in search of Premier League points, starting this weekend

Witches guest Rene Bach (red helmet) is left little room by Peterboroughs Ryan Fisher in the opening

Witches guest Rene Bach (red helmet) is left little room by Peterboroughs Ryan Fisher in the opening heat at Foxhall Stadium on Good Friday. Photo: STEVE WALLER - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

CO-BOSS Trevor Swales reckons the feelgood factor is back at Peterborough.

The ‘TC Harrison’ Panthers swept to the top of the Premier League Cup, Southern Group standings when claiming a Good Friday derby double over previously unbeaten leaders Ipswich.

The Witches then went down to defeat again at Rye House on Easter Sunday to leave Swales’ men as favourites to advance to the semi-finals as group winners.

Panthers have two remaining meetings in the group stage – trips to Plymouth and Rye House early next month.

Swales said: “The situation in the group has changed very quickly and we are now in a great position.

“We enjoyed a terrific day on Good Friday with home and away wins over what I believe to be a very good Ipswich team.

“We have to remember the job is not yet done, but I feel we are capable of getting results at Plymouth and Rye House.

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“We’re enjoying life in the Premier League and I think some of the racing we’ve seen in the early part of the season is superior to that which we saw in the Elite League in recent times.

“I sense there is a buzz about the place again that hasn’t been there for a number of years.”

Panthers put their League Cup bid on hold to launch their Premier League challenge with three meetings in the space of four days.

They travel to Workington on Saturday (April 26), head across the border to take on Glasgow on Sunday (April 27) and then entertain Newcastle in front of the Sky Sports cameras on Tuesday, April 29.

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