BIG MAC’S READY TO STEP UP AND FIRE THE POSH
STRIKER Aaron McLean has vowed to come of age after agreeing a renewed loan deal with Peterborough until the end of the season.
The out-of-favour Bradford man spent two months on loan at London Road at the end of 2014 and has now extended his stay.
The 31-year-old scored 78 goals in four years at Posh earlier in his career, forging a lethal partnership with Craig Mackail-Smith.
But rather than long for those days, Mclean is ready to embrace his role as elder statesman.
“I am one of the older heads in that dressing room and want to pass on my experience to the younger lads,” he said.
“When I was growing up, I looked to those older players for guidance and I hope to help those at the club now.”
Posh boss Darren Ferguson did, however, fail to secure another of his transfer targets this week when League One rivals Leyton Orient pulled the plug on a potential loan move for central defender Mathieu Baudry.
The Frenchman has played just nine minutes of football since Christmas, but the O’s vetoed the move in the same week their sporting director Mauro Milanese departed Brisbane Road.
“The defender won’t now be joining us as his current club have decided to keep him,” Ferguson confirmed.
“It’s frustrating as I feel I need an extra centre-half.”