Peterborough United have today confirmed that long serving midfielder, Grant McCann, has left the club to join Linfield FC in Ireland,
McCann has been at Posh for four and a half years but after his contract was cancelled by mutual consent earlier in the week, the midfielder has joined his boyhood team Linfield in the League of Ireland.
Posh this afternoon tweeted:
— Peterborough United (@theposhdotcom) January 14, 2015
The 34 year old has made 186 appearances during his time at Peterborough, scoring 35 goals and assisting 40. He joined the club in July of 2010 from Scunthorpe United on a free transfer. During his prolonged career, McCann has scored 82 goals with the majority of them being scored whilst playing for Posh (Source: TransferMarkt).
Tonight, McCann took to his personal Twitter account and posted this note:
— Grant McCann (@grantmccann11) January 14, 2015
He told the Club’s website:
“I am looking forward to it. Linfield is the club that I supported as a kid, I used to go watch them with my Dad and my brother when I was younger. My brother had the opportunity to play for Linfield and won the league with them and I am hoping to follow in his footsteps and do the same thing.”
“I just want to thank everyone, the players, the staff, the management team and everyone connected with the club. They have been first class with me and made me and my family extremely welcome.”
The club commented, finally:
‘The football club would like to take this opportunity to thank Grant for his contribution to the club in the last four and a half years and wish him the best of luck in the future.’