Will McCann be a manager with the Midas touch?
DoPoshnowhaveamanager with the Midas touch?
Twowinsfromtwogames with two last-minute goals from two substitutes sent onbyGrantMcCannsuggests they might have.
This dramatic English FootballLeagueCupwinover AFCWimbledonmeansPosh have wonfiveanddrawnone of six matches under McCann’s management in the last 11 months.
He’s inspired a team to win without playing particularly well (never a bad idea) and even found a way to win on a Tuesday. If he can find a left foot for striker Shaquile Coulthirst and an antidote for goalkeeper BenAlnwick’s jitters, he truly could be de- scribed as a ‘Messiah’.
Tom Nichols was the ‘supersub’ against Dons, striking with a fine header eight minutes aftercomingonand then again in the 93rd minute with a c l ever flick from close range to complete a 3-2 win. Posh had been a goal down at the break - former favourite Chris Whelpdale the scorer - after a lifeless 45 minutes, but the arrivals of Nichols and debutant Jerome Binnom-Williams 10 minutes after the break changed the game. Paul Taylor opened his account for the season with a goal four minutes after Nichols’ first strike, but Posh were fortunate that Dons missed two open goals, oneineachhalf, whereastheyscoredwiththeironly three attempts on target.
Jerome Binnom-Williams made his Posh debut against AFC Wimbledon.