“Grant McCann,” Grant said. “The manager was the key for me. He knows what he wants and he knows how he wants to get it.”
Grant is a man of few words, and even fewer media interviews.
He did speak to the club’s official press department moments after putting pen to paper on a two-and-a-half year deal, but he declined an opportunity to talk about making his Posh debut at the home of Port Vale, the club he has just left.
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Grant has long been on the Posh radar. He looks to be the perfect player for a place in front of the back four in McCann’s preferred midfield diamond system.
He’s dynamic, he loves a tackle (he’s collected 10 yellow cards and a red card this season and is just one more caution away from a two-game suspension), but he can also play.
“I’m excited by this opportunity,” Grant added. I’m glad I’m here. It was a hectic day, but we got it done.
“It’s great to join a club fighting for promotion. It’s also good to join a club that likes to play attacking football, that likes to pass the ball and score lots of goals.
“That’s the sort of football I want to be involved in. There are some young players in the dressing room, but there are also some experienced men.
“If I can help players develop that’s great, but I’m also willing to listen and learn from others.
“I think I can be a good player at this level. I’ve played a lot of games, but first I must train hard Thursday and Friday to get into the team.”
Grant is a veteran of over 400 competitive first-team games for eight different clubs.
He started at Chelsea, for whom he made one substitute appearance, but has played most of his matches for Southend, Crewe and Vale.