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McCann thinks Posh can defeat ‘outstanding’ Iron

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Peterborough boss and former Iron midfielder Grant McCann believes his side have what it takes to beat table topping Scunthorpe at the ABAX Stadium this evening.

McCann, whose side are fifth in the table after their own good run of form, is pleased to see his former team doing well but admits he is desperate to win to keep the pressure on the sides above them in League One.

“I’m pleased Scunthorpe are doing well as I had some good times there, playing at Wembley and winning promotion to the Championship under Nigel Adkins”, McCann told the press.

“Adkins was an excellent manager for me and I am using some of his methods at Posh. But all that means nothing tonight. It’s a game I want to win badly and I believe we can.”

The Iron go into the game on the back of a 1-0 win over Oldham at Glanford Park, whilst Peterborough secured bragging rights with a 1-0 win over rivals Northampton Town.

“Scunthorpe have been outstanding this season,” McCann added.

“And don’t forget they only just missed out on the play-offs last season after finishing with a flourish. They have a good blend of youth and experience and a very good manager. They must be full of self-belief right now, but then so are we.

“They have a dangerous player in great form like Josh Morris, but we also have plenty of quality players also in good form.

“This is a game we are really looking forward to as we can make another statement of intent. We are playing well, we are in a good run of form and we have a great spirit throughout the whole squad, which is very important.”

Written by Matt Blanchard

Part of the team since 2007, before becoming editor in 2013. Undertaken the role of match summariser during Scunthorpe United live match commentaries for BBC Radio Humberside. Seasonal contributor to football titles FourFourTwo and When Saturday Comes and a finalist at the Football Blogging Awards in 2014.

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