Cold water poured on Peterborough boss's Celtic and Rangers claims

Gwion Edwards celebrates scoring the first goal for Crawley

Grant McCann claimed his side fought off interest from Glasgow rivals Celtic and Rangers to sign winger Gwion Edwards.

Gwion Edwards celebrates scoring the first goal for CrawleyGwion Edwards celebrates a goal for Crawley

Dermot Drummy insists Crawley Town did not receive contact from either Celtic or Rangers for Gwion Edwards, reports West Sussex Today.

Edwards left the Red Devils for Peterborough United last week for an undisclosed six-figure fee.


And in an interview with the Posh website, manager Grant McCann claimed to have fought off interest in the winger from both the Old Firm.

"He had interest from Celtic and Rangers so I am delighted to have him on board," McCann said.

Grant McCann celebrates scoring the second goal for PeterboroughEx-player McCann is now Peterborough's manager

However, according to his Crawley counterpart, the alleged interest failed to manifest into any sort of offer or enquiry.

"The player, we were informed, wanted to move on and wouldn’t be signing (a new contract)" Drummy said, as quoted by West Sussex Today.

"It meant we could follow-up a couple of tentative enquiries we did have. (But) we had no enquiries from Celtic or Rangers."

Edwards worked under Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers at Swansea City and previously played in Scotland with St. Johnstone, before his initial switch to Crawley.

New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is presented to the fans after the press conferenceBhoys boss Rodgers was Edwards' manager while he was coming through at Swansea

The Red Devils turned the move permanent two summers ago and the Welshman impressed down at the Broadfield, scoring 15 goals and making another eight in 93 appearances.

As well as Edwards, Celtic have also been linked with Wales winger Hal Robson-Kanu (Daily Mail), with Rangers said to be keen on Liverpool's Sergi Canos at one point (Independent).

Wales' Hal Robson-Kanu celebrates at the end of the matchFree agent Robson-Kanu has also been linked with a move to Parkhead

The Old Firm rivals will reunite in the Scottish Premiership this coming season, following Rangers' four-year exile.

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