Grant McCann: Peterborough boss unconcerned by pressure

Grant McCann
Grant McCann made 185 appearances in four and a half years as a player for Peterborough

Peterborough United manager Grant McCann says he is unfazed by "negative comments" after a run of eight games without victory in all competitions.

Posh are 13th in League One in former Northern Ireland international McCann's first season as a manager.

"Pressure doesn't bother me, I love to prove people wrong," said McCann.

"That's what I do. I've done it all my career, even at 14 or 15 when people told me I wouldn't be a footballer at my school. I thrive on it."

He continued to BBC Radio Cambridgeshire: "I see and hear negative comments about myself, it doesn't bother me. It's something I've been used to throughout my career."

Posh host Bury on Saturday looking for their second home league win of the season, having only kept one clean sheet at the ABAX Stadium in their last 19 matches in all competitions.

"I'm a big enough man to accept that I've got things wrong this season, there's no two ways about it, in terms of my team selection or things I may have said in the press," said McCann, who replaced Graham Westley in May.

"But one thing I'll do is keep fighting and get the best out of the boys. We know we're not a million miles away, we know we're putting performances in in the league, now we need to start turning them into wins."

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