McCann de­mands more ag­gres­sion

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Sport - By Alan Swann @PTAlanSwann

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.

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