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Peterborough United's Grant McCann announces retirement

Peterborough United midfielder Grant McCann retires from playing in order to focus on his coaching career.

Peterborough United midfielder Grant McCann has announced his retirement in order to focus on coaching.

The 35-year-old was recently named assistant manager at London Road following a brief spell at Linfield.

McCann's former clubs include West Ham United, Notts County and Barnsley.

"I have had so many highs during my playing career and I look back with great pride," he is quoted as saying by Sky Sports News.

"Now I want to concentrate on helping the young lads at Peterborough flourish and pass on my knowledge to them. I can concentrate on being the best coach I can possibly be for the football club that I love."

McCann scored four goals in 39 appearances for Northern Ireland during an international career that lasted from 2001 to 2012.


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