Upon This Rock: Grant McCann’s New Boys
It’s been a big window for Grant McCann and his Peterborough side after last season, losing the likes of Luke McGee, Micheal Boswick and Tom Nichols to name a few.
So it has been a summer of bringing in the talent at Peterborough and the key part is that if they can improve on the squad they had last season and on a budget as well.
So far key additions have been Jack Marriott, Johnathan Bond and Steven Taylor for the Posh this season, with the departure of both Luke McGee who left Tottenham for Portsmouth in the summer and Mark Tyler who retired to be a coach there was a huge void in the position and Bond has filled that well for the Posh already this season.
Jack Marriott so far is looking like a bargain for Posh getting him from Luton for £450,000 the 22 year old scored 22 times for the Hatters and has started off really strong for the Posh scoring six in his first four games, with the departures of Lee Angol, Tom Nichols and Paul Taylor Posh didn’t have much option up front coming into the year and McCann has got this huge buy, if Marriott keeps this up it could be signing of the season.
Big departure at the back for Posh fans as well, Micheal Boswick left for Lincoln City in the summer, Boswick has been in Peterborough for five seasons and became a huge player at the club, in my eyes at points he was the best player on the pitch most of the time, he could play anywhere at points, I’m surprised he wasn’t in goal for us at one point, with his departure we lost a huge voice and experience in the back line and the addition of Steven Taylor looks to have been a worthy replacement for a club icon.
Other arrivals to keep an eye on over the season are, Danny Lloyd, Micheal Doughty and Idris Kanu, Danny Lloyd has climbed up the ranks of the football league and had a great season last year for Stockport County which attracted the attention of McCann, from experience with Posh they like to pick players from the national league and turn them into great players and Lloyd could be another, this could be a learning year for him but i can see him starting to force his way into the first team this year.
Kanu is another who was picked from non-league football as he came from Aldershot, he has been getting some game time at the start of the year which is great to see especially for a player who’s only 17 years old he might be one to keep an eye on, Micheal Doughty has featured in everyone of McCann’s teams so far this year and looks to be a great fit in the middle of the park he has been jumping from team to team after loan spells all across the football league but he looks to have fit into the squad already and McCann is showing a lot of faith in him already.
Peterborough fans were you happy with your summer signings? Let us know in the comments below…