Gavin Strachan steps up as acting Peterborough first-team coach

Gavin Strachan

Peterborough United are giving Gavin Strachan the chance to stake his claim for the role of first-team coach.

The 33-year-old son of ex-Coventry, Southampton, Celtic and Middlesbrough boss Gordon Strachan, has been in charge of the Posh under-18 side.

But he has been elevated to acting first-team coach following the departure of Mark Robson to Barnet.

"It is consistent in terms of he knows how we work," manager Darren Ferguson told the club's website. external-link

"It is not an exam or anything. I will see how it develops and will know fairly quickly what my decision will be.

"I felt the lad deserves a chance at it. He has done very well with the youth team. I have seen an improvement in them, especially technically."

Strachan had two spells with Peterborough during his playing career, in 2003 and 2007-08, and played for eight other clubs including Coventry and Hartlepool.