Peterborough United boss Grant McCann reveals respect for MK Dons' Karl Robinson

Grant McCann
McCann made 185 appearances for Peterborough as a player, scoring 35 goals, before being named full-time manager in May

Peterborough boss Grant McCann has said there is "mutual respect" between himself and his MK Dons counterpart Karl Robinson.

McCann faced Robinson's Dons as a player, most notably in the 2011 League One play-off semi-finals when he scored in both legs of the tie.

Posh play the Dons in a League One match at Stadium:MK on Saturday.

"I think he tried to sign me once or twice before," McCann, 36, told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.

"He is a young manager, someone I look up to. I see that it's possible, with hard work and dedication, that you can go a long way - and he's doing that."

Peterborough sit one point behind the Dons after four league games and they are set to face each other for the first time since the 2014-15 season, when they both won their home games.

"We've had some good battles with them over the years, it's always a great game," McCann said.

"We want to make sure we go there and get a good performance and a good result."

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