McCann stunned by Posh decision
Peterborough captain Grant McCann has been left speechless by manager Darren Ferguson's decision to make him available for transfer.
McCann, 32, led Posh back into the npower Championship via the play-offs and played a key role this season as they consolidated their position in the second tier.
However, the midfielder, who has a year remaining on his current contract, has been told by Ferguson that he is no longer part of his first-team plans at London Road and he is free to find a new club this summer.
"I was so shocked when the manager told me I wasn't wanted next season I couldn't speak. I didn't even argue my case as it was clear he'd made up his mind," McCann told the Peterborough Telegraph. "It hurt because I honestly felt that by retaining the nucleus of the squad and adding a few players we would have been good enough to compete in the top half of the Championship next season, and I wanted to be part of that.
"Football can be a cruel game and managers have to make some tough decisions. It's hard to hear that my age went against me as I showed in the first half of the season what I can do at Championship level, I managed to play over 40 games and I'd like to think I did my bit.
"But things change in football and I hope that if I do stay around the club won't treat me badly as I have never given them a problem."