Peterborough owner Darragh MacAnthony has sent a classy message to Wanderers ahead of the play-off final

Darragh MacAnthony, Peterborough’s owner, has sent a beautiful message to Wanderers and Oxford ahead of their play-off final this weekend.

Posh finished fourth in League One but fell short against the U’s in two legs, losing 2-1 on aggregate despite Josh Knight’s goal.

In a social media video, MacAnthony stated, “I’ve had a lot of fun this season.”

“The management team have been a great credit to themselves and the club – as have the backroom staff, the playing staff and their families.”They made significant sacrifices and did not deserve the end of season they received, but it is vital to be gracious in defeat, so best wishes to Bolton and Oxford at Wembley.

“I ensured that champagne was supplied to the Oxford directors after they defeated us, and that the Oxford players had beer to celebrate. Other clubs have done something for us when we have been successful.

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“And for the first time, I went into the locker room (after the Oxford game) to speak with the players.” I’d like to thank them for their efforts.

“They should look in the mirror and be proud of what they achieved this season – the youngest squad in the division delivered a great style of play.”

MacAnthony is already looking forward to the next season, and he believes his youthful group can continue to improve under Darren Ferguson. He also downplayed reports of a “fire sale” this summer.

“I’ve seen talk about us losing 9-10 players, but that’s not going to happen,” the Posh owner stated.

“We already have a great staff and players in the building. We aim to add more talented players.

“There will be comings and goings, as is the way with our club, but we intend to help the squad and make them a bit stronger, as long as the salary cap allows it.”

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