Boost for Posh as Craig pledges fu­ture

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Front Page - by ALAN SWANN

Mack­ail-Smith said: “I am fully fo­cussed on the new sea­son and hope that I can bang the goals in. I am fully com­mit­ted to Posh and can’t wait for the fix­tures to come out.

“Last time I was in League One I man­aged 26 goals so I am hop­ing that I can repli­cate that and help the club go straight back up.

“I am ex­cited about the new sea­son and I’m even look­ing for­ward to pre-sea­son train­ing!

“We knew what to ex­pect last sum­mer from Dar­ren Fer­gu­son, but we don’t know what to ex­pect from the new man­ager which is prob­a­bly a good thing.

“ The new sign­ings look good so every­thing is in place for a good and suc­cess­ful sea­son.”

Mack­ail-Smith was speak­ing at a photo shoot for the new Posh kit which will be of­fi­cially launched at the club shop on July 1.

Johnson has signed cen­tre-for­ward Dave Hib­bert from Shrews­bury to add strength and height to his for­ward line, but it would be a ma­jor sur­prise if Aaron Mclean does not part­ner Mack­ail-Smith up front in the first game of the sea­son.

Mid­field­ers Grant McCann and James Wesolowski have also ar­rived STAR striker Craig Mack­ailSmith has pledged his im­me­di­ate fu­ture to Posh.

The pop­u­lar 26 year-old be­came un­set­tled last sea­son fol­low­ing the ar­rival of Jim Gan­non to man­age the club.

Gan­non sub­sti­tuted the fans’ favourite be­fore half-time in one match and he was reg­u­larly left out of the start­ing line-up al­to­gether.

He was linked with moves to Cham­pi­onship clubs Wat­ford, Le­ices­ter and Read­ing to­wards the end of the rel­e­ga­tion cam­paign, but re­turned to favour un­der new man­ager Gary Johnson and re­sponded with two goals in the last fix­ture of the sea­son at Ply­mouth to make it 10 goals for the sea­son.

Mack­ail-Smith was one of the star per­form­ers when Posh last ap­peared in League One and he in­sists he is fully fo­cussed on help­ing Posh win pro­mo­tion from League One. at Lon­don Road since the end of last sea­son, while right-back Mark Lit­tle has turned his loan move into a per­ma­nent trans­fer.

The 2010-11 League One sea­son starts on Satur­day, Au­gust 7 and the fix­tures for the cam­paign are due out to­mor­row.

Those fix­tures will be avail­able on­ter­bor­oughto­ to­mor­row morn­ing. For news of this morn­ing’s Car­ling Cup draw visit the same web­site.

COM­MIT­TED TO POSH: Craig Mack­ail-Smith.

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