Will McCann be a man­ager with the Mi­das touch?

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Sport -

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.

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