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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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 A general view of The London Road Stadium prior to the Sky Bet League One match between Peterborough United and Crawley Town at The London Road Stadium on August 31, 2013
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4Doncaster RoversDoncaster137332116524
5Barnsley126512371623
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7Walsall126421512322
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14Scunthorpe UnitedScunthorpe134542026-617
15Burton Albion124261315-214
16Rochdale133461928-913
17Shrewsbury TownShrewsbury132651113-212
18Wycombe WanderersWycombe132651419-512
19Gillingham123271522-711
20AFC Wimbledon133281018-811
21Bristol Rovers13247913-410
22Bradford CityBradford133191020-1010
23Oxford UnitedOxford Utd132381323-109
24Plymouth ArgylePlymouth13148922-137

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