Expect no favours from the old boys

Peterborough United's Luke Williams in action with Coventry City's Grant Ward. Picture: Joe Dent
Peterborough United's Luke Williams in action with Coventry City's Grant Ward. Picture: Joe Dent
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Sentiment will go out of the window for Grant McCann when he returns to one of his old stomping grounds.

McCann was a star man for Scunthorpe when they were over-achieving under manager Nigel Adkins.

But he’s not been seen at Glanford Park for a competitive fixture since he left for Posh in the summer of 2010.

The 34 year-old is looking forward to going back as part of a successful Posh management team, but from 1.15pm he will be concentrating on helping his club towards the League One play-offs, which in turn could send Scunthorpe closer to relegation.

“I loved my time at Scunthorpe,” McCann insisted. “It was a real family club and going into the Championship and staying there with a club with such a small budget and fanbase was an amazing achievement

“I’m looking forward to going back, but I’ll say hello to a few people when I get there at 1pm and 15 minutes later it will be all business. I did an interview with the Scunthorpe programme people a few weeks ago when I tipped them to have a chance of making the play-offs so I don’t know what’s happened to the them over the last nine games or so.

“I hope they get out of trouble, but for me it’s all about helping Peterborough.

“One thing I learned from Nigel Adkins was not to dwell on defeats. He had forgotten them within 10 minutes of getting back to work on a Monday morning and that’s what we’ve been like this week.

“I’m confident we will play well at Scunthorpe and we’ve bought in some players that should help us keep the ball on the floor better when we are in the opposition half.”

Striker Luke Williams, who scored for Scunthorpe against Posh earlier this season, is one such player