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New Peterborough United boss Evans: 'If we get in the play-offs - we'll win them!'

Peterborough United boss Steve Evans has set his sights on making the League One play-offs after officially being unveiled as the club's new manager.

Posh are currently three points adrift of the top six after winning just one of their last eight games.

That run of results resulted in the sacking of Grant McCann on Sunday night, and chairman Darragh MacAnthony moved quickly to appoint Evans as his replacement on Wednesday.

Evans lives in the area and has labelled himself a Posh supporter, and he admits the opportunity to take over at the ABAX Stadium was something that he couldn't turn down.

Evans helped Rotherham United win promotion to The Championship in 2014. Credit: PA

"I've always wanted the role," he told ITV News Anglia.

"Can we go to The Championship? Absolutely. Do we need some luck? Absolutely. Do we need our players to produce some big performances? Yes we do. But are the young men capable? By a stretch they are."

Evans has a proven record of getting teams promoted, and famously led Rotherham United to The Championship in 2014.

Posh will be hopeful that he can replicate the feat again this season, and Evans says he's determined to repay the faith shown in him.

"I think I've gone on record as saying if we can bridge that gap and get in the play-offs - we'll win them," he said.

"To the fans, I'm one of them. I'm getting paid to do a job - let's make sure that in the next year or so we're in The Championship."