Gannon named new Peterborough boss

Posh sacked Mark Cooper on Monday, just two months after he had replaced Darren Ferguson as manager at London Road.

Gannon told the official club website: “It is a fantastic opportunity and I am excited.”

“At Stockport, when I went there they were seven points adrift and we stayed up, so it can be done,” the 41-year-old continued.

“Statistically, it looks a difficult task, but the main aim is to get three points on Saturday (against QPR), try and make a difference and bring back some positive football.

“I am sure the fans have been dispirited by some of the results of late, I think what everyone wants to see is players playing their football in the right way and showing their true colours.

“Once they do that, I am sure the fans will enjoy their football and it can be a more enjoyable end to the season. I have spoken to two or three of the players already and they know what I want to try and achieve.”