Gannon backs Posh to return

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Outgoing manager Jim Gannon believes Peterborough can bounce straight back to the Championship under the guidance of new boss Gary Johnson after relegation was confirmed by their 2-2 draw at Barnsley.

The former Stockport boss saw his side end a run of five successive defeats during his final match at the helm, with former Bristol City manager Johnson set to be appointed as the club's fourth manager of the season on Tuesday

"I think the club's got a goods structure about it," said Gannon. "There's good finance at the club, good support from the upper management. They're good in the transfer market and there's a good healthy squad."

He added: "They've had the experience of being successful in (League One) and I'm sure under Gary's guidance they will be in a great condition come the start of the season.

"They've got every chance of being contenders for promotion. Hopefully the players will have learned from the experience this year when they come back to the Championship."

Gannon confirmed the game would be the last of his three-month tenure and was keen to praise his players' never-say-die attitude during his time at the club.

"I think the lads have always shown a commitment to the cause," he said. "And it wasn't just a fight here at Barnsley - it was the quality of the football.

"Not only was it an exciting and entertaining game for the fans but the lads really showed they've come here to go down with a fight, to go down showing the quality they have."

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