Peterborough United have appointed Jim Gannon as their new Manager, just hours after the departure of Mark Cooper.

The 41-year-old has been out of work since he was sacked by Motherwell in December, and becomes the third Manager of Peterborough this season.

Gannon made a name for himself when he guided Stockport County to promotion via the Play-Offs, from Coca-League 2, in 2008 before he was made redundant from Edgeley Park in May 2009 after three years in charge.

He also spent a large period of his playing career with the Hatters, making over 400 appearances in a 10 year spell.

Peterborough currently sit bottom of the Coca-Cola Championship table, 11 points from safety but Gannon is confident he can turn things around, as he revealed to

"At Stockport when I went there we were seven points adrift and we stayed up so it can be done. Statistically, it looks a difficult task, but the main aim is to get three points on Saturday, 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 player's playing their football in the right way and showing their true colours.

"The main objective is to get three points on Saturday against Queens Park Rangers. The Championship is a tough league to pick up a string of victories, but we want to play better football and hopefully the results will follow and let's see where it takes us."

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