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Owner Darragh MacAnthony committed to Peterborough

Darragh MacAnthony
Darragh MacAnthony has invested millions into Peterborough United

Peterborough United owner Darragh MacAnthony has underlined his commitment to the club after previously warning fans he could sell up.

MacAnthony was angry after being heckled by a fan during the 2-2 draw with Swansea earlier this month.

He told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire: "I'm not going anywhere, there's no chance of me walking away.

"I'm not leaving just because some fan abused me. It was a rough day against Swansea but it happens."

Posh, who are bottom of the table, have struggled to adapt to life in the Championship and parted company with boss Darren Ferguson in November.

MacAnthony says the last few months have been the lowest point of his time at London Road but he has no plans to sell up and is backing new manager Mark Cooper to turn their form around.

"It's been rocky and bumpy but everything doesn't always go to plan straight away," he said.

"We've been very fortunate to have two promotions and you have to take the good with the bad and the bad with the good."

Posh have shown promise on occasions this season, but have struggled to perform consistently with home defeats to the likes of Plymouth and Barnsley.

"I'm like everyone else. When we went 2-0 down against Coventry I thought we were relegated," MacAnthony said.

"Then we went 2-2 and I was thinking play-offs and then five minutes later, 3-2 down and we're relegated again."

Posh were dealt another blow on Tuesday when it was announced that Aaron Mclean had handed in a transfer request.

That request has been accepted but Mclean is still expected to line up against Watford on Saturday.

The former Grays forward previously requested a move in the summer of 2008 after interest from Wolverhampton Wanderers.

MacAnthony says he was not prepared to battle with the 26-year-old for a second time.

"Aaron's been with us a long time and we've always had a fantastic relationship, but for whatever reason he wants out," he said.

"At the end of the day I won't be begging him to stay and I can see it in his eyes that he doesn't want to be at this football club."

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