Mclean is not hanging his boots up just yet

Aaron Mclean is revelling in his new role but doesn't want to give up playing.
Aaron Mclean is revelling in his new role but doesn't want to give up playing.
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Aaron Mclean is not ready to stop playing professional football.

The 31 year-old has played a significant part in the Posh push for the League One play-offs in recent weeks...but as a coach rather than a centre forward.

Mclean. who is on loan from League One rivals Bradford City, and Grant McCann are two Posh playing stars who have been essential members of Dave Robertson’s managerial team that has overseen a run of five wins in six matches.

Mclean still has another year on his playing contract at Bradford. He’s currently revelling in his new role, but he wants to carry on playing.

“I love playing football,” Mclean said. “There is no other feeling like it and I’m not ready to stop yet.

“But, considering the job was sprung on me, I’ve really enoyed helping out on the coaching side.

“I’ve concentrated on passing my experience on to the players. I had good people around me when I started out in the game so I know how important that side of things can be.

“We work really well as a management team. Once we have something presented to us as a management staff then I’ll look at my options.

“When I was a player my ambition was to play as high as I could and I reached the Premier League and now I want to help these players become the best they can be.

“I’m not looking further than this Saturday’s game and I won’t be able to look too far ahead until I know what my situation is with Bradford, and we haven’t spoken yet.

“I’m happy to concentrate on Posh and we’ve given ourselves a great chance of reaching the play-offs.

“We’re not getting carried away though because, until you achieve something, you have achieved nothing.”