AN­DER­SON BOO-BOYS BLASTED BY McCANN

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE - By Joel Lamy

GRANT MCCANN vented his frus­tra­tion at ref­eree Tim Robin­son and some of his own fans af­ter his Peter­bor­ough United side were twice pegged back at home.

McCann was an­noyed Michael Bost­wick had been pe­nalised for block­ing a Michael Doughty shot with his arm in­side the area, but what ag­gra­vated him more was the snip­ing at Jer­maine An­der­son, the 20-year-old mid­fielder who slot­ted in neatly at right-back against Swin­don.

Posh had led through Gwion Ed­wards be­fore Doughty con­verted the spot-kick he had won. Marcus Mad­di­son then scored a penalty for the home side be­fore a Jack Bald­win own goal made it 2-2.

Both man­agers felt the draw was fair, un­like the crit­i­cism which has been aimed at An­der­son.

McCann said: “I’ve seen the flak he gets off some of our fans and it’s scary. To play right-back shows how good a foot­baller he is. He’s had a bad in­jury and he’s just com­ing back to full fit­ness.

“It was prob­a­bly a cou­ple of weeks ago a cou­ple of fans said we need an­other mid­field player. He’s one of the best young mid­field­ers in the coun­try for his age. It’s up­set me a lit­tle bit.”

On the penalty his side con­ceded, McCann added: “It was a bit frus­trat­ing. I do not think Michael Bost­wick could have done any­thing about it. It’s harsh.

“There were some re­ally good per­for­mances and Marcus Mad­di­son was ex­cep­tional.” Swin­don fell be­hind af­ter a de­bat­able free-kick was given for a foul by Doughty on Mad­di­son. Mad­di­son whipped the set-piece in from the right and from a few yards out Ed­wards’ header hit his knee then bounced onto the un­der­side of the bar be­fore cross­ing the line. Doughty equalised from the spot, but new Swin­don sign­ing Sean Mur­ray tripped Chris For­rester four min­utes af­ter com­ing on for his de­but and Mad­di­son’s penalty found its way past Lawrence Vigouroux.

Bald­win then di­verted Doughty’s fizzed cross into his own net, and Swin­don nearly pinched it in in­jury time but sub­sti­tute Luke Nor­ris nar­rowly fired wide.

Swin­don head coach Luke Wil­liams said: “We looked very com­fort­able un­til we con­ceded then the game changed a lot.

“To come from be­hind twice was ex­cep­tional and shows we are ca­pa­ble of dig­ging in.

“It’s dis­ap­point­ing we con­ceded from a set-play when it was not a free-kick, but sometimes you get de­ci­sions against you.

“It was dis­ap­point­ing for Sean to con­cede a penalty but any­one can make a mis­take.

“He looks very ca­pa­ble and we are go­ing to see a lot more of him.

“Michael’s been in­volved in the last 10 goals in­clud­ing the end of last sea­son. He is com­mit­ted to do­ing every­thing.

“He wants to be in­volved in every­thing, and when you have play­ers like that you are al­ways in the game.”

PIC­TURES: Ac­tion Im­ages

DOUGHTY SPIRIT: Michael Doughty, right,whose shot led to Swin­don’s equaliser, gets one step ahead of Marcus Mad­di­son

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