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The Opposition Guide: Peterborough United

6 May 2016

A Look At Sunday's Opponents

Blackpool head to Peterborough United on Sunday for their final game of the season, needing nothing but a victory to try and retain League One status. 

Here we take a look at the opposition:

THE MANAGER

Former Peterborough United midfielder Grant McCann has stepped up to take charge of the club until the end of the season.

The 36-year-old, who made 128 league appearances for Posh, was appointed to the role following the dismissal of Graham Westley last weekend.

It is McCann’s second spell as caretaker manager this season, having previously overseen first-team matters during an interim period in September. 

CURRENT FORM

Determined to prompt a response and secure the job on a permanent basis, Grant McCann got off to a winning start last weekend with a 4-3 victory at Shrewsbury Town.

Graham Westley’s sacking as manager came on the back of a 2-0 defeat at home to Scunthorpe United, which extended Peterborough’s poor run of form to one win in five games.

Having reached the play-off positions in November, the club’s performances faltered since the turn of the year and left them settling for a bottom half finish.

KEY MAN

A former Newcastle United academy product, Marcus Maddison has proved a valuable acquisition since arriving for an undisclosed fee from Gateshead in 2014.

The 22-year-old has fired 12 goals in 45 appearances this season and also created 12 goals in the league for his team-mates.

Predominantly left-footed, Maddison remains the club’s top scorer following the January departure of striker Conor Washington to Queens Park Rangers.

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