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Mclean wary of Wright competition

Aaron MlLean
Mclean has scored 49 league goals for Posh since January 2007

Peterborough United striker Aaron Mclean says fellow frontman Ben Wright poses a genuine threat to his first-team place.

Mclean, 26, has formed a consistent partnership with Craig Mackail-Smith but Wright has impressed in pre-season.

He told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire: "Wright's a totally different player to myself and Craig. Technically, he's one of the best at the club.

"As he settles in fans will start to see what a good player he can be."

Wright, 20, was signed from non-league Hampton and Richmond last January and Mclean sees parallels with his career, having moved from Grays Athletic in 2007.

He said: "He's in exactly the same position. When you come to a club like this you're playing with better players than you were before.

"His work rate has gone up a million miles and he's shown this pre-season that he has got what it takes."

Mclean netted 18 times in Posh's promotion from League One last season after a summer of speculation linking him to Wolves. The former Leyton Orient trainee is just happy to have a less frantic pre-season.

He said: "Obviously every time I did an interview it was 'is he going to stay? Is he going to go?' This summer's been a lot nicer and all I'm concentrating on is playing in the Championship with Peterborough."

Mclean is looking to regain his fitness after spending time out of training because of flu, which has affected other members of the first team.

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