Posh co-owners deserve a Championship reward for their generosity, congratulations to Grant McCann and the milestones Barry Fry hopes to celebrate with a promotion

Barry Fry believes no-one deserves promotion from League One this season more than Posh co-owners Darragh MacAnthony, Dr Jason Neale and Stewart Thompson.

By Alan Swann
Friday, 30th April 2021, 11:00 am
Posh co-owners from left Dr Jason Neale, Darragh MacAnthony and Stewart 'Randy' Thompson.
Posh co-owners from left Dr Jason Neale, Darragh MacAnthony and Stewart 'Randy' Thompson.

“The owners have carried the club on their backs financially,” Posh director of football Barry Fry said.

“After the disappointment of how last season ended and the financial problems caused by the pandemic we at Peterborough United are very lucky to have them on our side.

“They’ve allowed the manager to build a very strong squad again and I just hope they are repaid with the ownership of a Championship club next season.”

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Grant McCann. Photo: George Wood (Getty Images).

MacAnthony dubbed the 2020-21 season ‘Operation Vengeance’ after his club missed out on promotion in 2019-20 because of controversial points per game rules applied after the season was halted by Covid.

The Posh accounts for the year ending June, 2020 showed a loss of just under £3.5 million.

Fry also congratulated former Posh player and manager Grant McCann for steering Hull City back to the Championship at the first attempt.

Fry is now hoping Darren Ferguson can confirm another Posh promotion to help his director football celebrate two personal milestones in style. The 76 year-old is in his 60th year in football and completes 25 years at Posh in May.

“Grant has done an excellent job,” Fry said. “He recruited well in the summer. Now I’m hoping Darren Ferguson will be celebrating soon as well. What an achievement it would be if Darren could win his fourth promotion at Posh with three of them leading to Championship football.”