Ferguson lauds McCann contribution

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Peterborough manager Darren Ferguson praised the impact of captain Grant McCann after a hard-fought 2-1 success over Tranmere.

John Welsh put Rovers in front but Northern Ireland international McCann, restored to the starting line-up after two matches on the bench, levelled matters before Enoch Showumni's own goal gave Posh the points.

"We have a lot of players in our dressing room capable of turning a game and Grant did just that," said Ferguson. "He is a terrific player who is always capable of scoring and creating goals, just as he showed.

He added: "I settled on my shape and system for the game before we had so much rain and in hindsight we probably had too many creative players out there.

"We probably tried to play too much football in the first half but after the break we we won more balls, turned Tranmere round and got our rewards."

Tranmere boss Les Parry was gutted to leave London Road empty-handed.

He said: "The fact we are disappointed to come away from a place like this with nothing is an indication in how far we have come.

"Darren Ferguson has a team that score goals for fun and are capable of blowing opponents away, yet we know we should have taken something from the game.

"We were disappointed to only be one goal up at the break and we then made the big mistake of sitting back early in the second half.

"The boys are adamant that Ian (Goodison) was fouled in the build-up to the equaliser and I've certainly never seen him feel so strongly about something that he chases after the referee."

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