Grant McCann: Peterborough United 'have nothing to fear' after Bolton win

Michael Smith goal
Peterborough United players celebrate Michael Smith's goal against Bolton, his first of the season

Peterborough United have nothing to fear in League One following Sunday's 1-0 victory over promotion hopefuls Bolton, says manager Grant McCann.

Michael Smith's strike extended Posh's winning streak to four games and moved them up to fifth in the table.

"There's nothing to be scared of in this league. On our day, we're as good as anyone in this league, if not better," said McCann.

"We've proved that against a team that just won (five league games) in a row."

McCann told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire: "We've got two massive games coming up against Northampton and Scunthorpe. Confidence is high, but confidence without arrogance."

Posh have won six of their last eight matches in all competitions, having previously gone on a winless run of eight games.

One player that impressed McCann against Bolton was 17-year-old midfielder Leo Da Silva Lopes.

Leo Da Silva Lopes
Leo Da Silva Lopes has made 18 appearances for Posh this season

"His temperament is probably the best thing about him," said McCann. "He wants to learn, he comes in early every morning, watches his clips, is the first one through the door and the last one to leave.

"He's going to have some future. This week we gave him a bit of a breather in training. He's had two or three days off and he's produced that.

"For a 17-year-old, I don't know what to say about him. He's just getting better and better."