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Cottagers can’t take Posh for granted

Peterborough midfielder Grant McCann will be looking to take care of some unfinished business when Gary Johnson's League One outfit take on Premier League Fulham in the third round of the FA Cup today.

Northern Ireland international McCann was in the Cheltenham side that took on the Cottagers at the same stage of the competition in 2004.

He fired them into an early lead before two goals from Louis Saha — in one of his final appearances in west London — spared Fulham's blushes.

“It was nice to play against them and to score on the day was great, but it was disappointing because Louis Saha scored late on,” he said.

“I had my Mum and Dad over from Northern Ireland so it was great to score in front of them against a Premier League club.

“The ball broke to me 25 yards out and I didn't think of anything else but to shoot. It swerved a bit and went past him. I'm not getting enough of them at the minute but it was nice to score on that day.”

Although he might not be happy with his form in front of goal, McCann's creative talents have been instrumental in Posh's current impressive run of five games unbeaten.

Fulham, who could field McCann’s international colleagues AAron Hughes and Chris Baird in their line-up, also head into the game on a high following their 3-0 win over West Brom.

“We watched them in midweek and they look a good team,” said McCann.

“Obviously we didn't need them to win 3-0, but if we play our own game and play as we have for the last four or five games anything can happen. Everyone expects us to get beat but if we can go there, not sit back and play our own attacking game, we could cause an upset.”

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