McCann demands more aggression
Manager Grant McCann is demanding a higher tempo and more aggressive performance from Posh on Saturday. McCann wants his players ‘in the faces’ of their opponents as he looks to turn the ABAX into aplace visiting teamsfear to tread.
He felt Posh were too passive in the first half of last week’s home draw with Swindon. Heexpectsadifferentapproach against Port Vale.
“There won’t be many teamswhopasstheballaswell as Swindon,” McCann stated. “But at times we made it too easy for them.
“When we started pressing the ball in the second half we did much better and that’s something we need to look to do in every home game.
“We need to get in the faces of the Vale players from the start. We need to let them know we are about and to impose our game on them from kick-off.
“We will be at our best whenweplayatafastpaceand we’vebeenworkingintraining this week on quicker passing in and around the opposition penalty area.
“Last weekend we found ourselves in good positions which we wasted because our passing was too slow.
“When George Moncur came on as a substitute we improved.
“We have so many talented attackingplayersweshouldbe creating more scoring chances.
“I’ve been pleased with Paul Taylor’s contribution, although he should be scoring more goals.
“I have brought him back Posh 6 5 10 to the club as a centre forward who can score goals at this level soweneedtogethim behind defenders as often as possible.”
McCann is expecting another good footballing match on Saturday as Vale have undergone a change in playing style since Portuguese coach Bruno Ribiero replaced Rob Page at the Vale Park helm.
“They are a new team finding their way under a new manager,” McCann added.
“He is trying to stamp his mark on the club and he’s signed a lot of new players to help him.
“We had a bad experience against Vale in this fixture last season when we lost after leading 2-0 so we need to put that right.
“Vale are changing the way they play, but they’ve struggled away from home so we need to take advantage of that.”
Striker Paul Taylor has impressed Posh manager Grant McCann this season.