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Peterborough United issue statement on player's health

Ricky Miller Credit: Peterborough United

Peterborough United have issued a statement on forward Ricky Miller.

Miller, 28, has scored three times for Posh this season, but the club today said he wouldn't be playing for the foreseeable future due to health issues.

The statement reads:

The football club wish to report that Ricky Miller is unavailable for training and team selection due to personal illness and related circumstances. We will be working with him and trying to help in every way that we can as a football club. The players’ welfare is paramount and the football club will not be adding to this statement at this time.

– Peterborough United

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Jermaine Anderson: Peterborough man signs new deal

Jermaine Anderson is hoping to kick on at Peterborough United. Credit: PA

Peterborough United midfielder Jermaine Anderson has ended speculation over his future by signing a new contract with the club.

The 21-year-old joined Posh from Arsenal in 2012, and is currently the club's longest-serving player.

Two serious injuries have halted his progression, but he is now back to full fitness.

Anderson's new deal will run until 2019.

“Jermaine is one of our own. He has come through the Academy and is a huge talent," Chairman Darragh MacAnthony said.

"He is still only 21-years-old and has a lot of years ahead of him so we are really pleased he has committed himself to the club. He is now fully fit and we are all looking forward to watching him kick-on.”

In other news, Posh have been dealt a big blow with the news that striker Junior Morias will be out for the next five months with a ruptured thigh.

Conor O’Malley: Irish goalkeeper joins Peterborough

O’Malley will be playing his football at the ABAX Stadium this season. Credit: EMPICS Sport

Peterborough United have seen off interest from Championship sides to sign young Irish goalkeeper Conor O’Malley from St Patrick's Athletic for an undisclosed fee.

The 23-year-old reportedly attracted attention from the likes of Leeds United, but decided to join Posh instead.

O’Malley has agreed a two-year contract at the ABAX Stadium and will compete with Jonathan Bond for the number one shirt.

I am delighted to have him on board.

Without me sounding like a broken record and saying loads of clubs were after him, it is the truth.

There were Championship clubs in for him and I am really pleased he has decided to join us and look forward to working with him.

– Grant McCann, Peterborough United Manager

Idris Kanu: Peterborough United snap up teen striker

Idris Kanu will be involved with Peterborough's first team. Credit: Peterborough United/Joe Dent

Peterborough United have signed teenage striker Idris Kanu from non-league side Aldershot Town for an undisclosed fee.

The 17-year-old signed his first professional deal with the Shots back in December and had attracted interest from a number of clubs.

Kanu came through West Ham United's academy and had a trial with Manchester United's Under-18 side at one point.

He's agreed a three-year contract at the ABAX Stadium.

I am delighted to get Idris into the building, he is a big talent. I watched him last year at Aldershot and the kid has unbelievable ability.

We will try and nurture him, we believe he is ready for the first team now and we will work with him on the training ground to improve him.

– Grant McCann, Peterborough United Manager

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Shaquile Coulthirst: Peterborough United release striker

Shaquile Coulthirst has left Peterborough United. Credit: EMPICS

Barnet have signed striker Shaquile Coulthirst after Peterborough United agreed to release him.

The 22-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan at League Two side Mansfield Town after falling out of favour at Posh.

Coulthirst joined Peterborough from Tottenham Hotspur for an undisclosed fee in the 2016 January transfer window.

Peterborough sign former Premier League defender

McCann said he is 'delighted to get Steven on board' Credit: Joe Dent / theposh.com

Peterborough United have signed former Premier League defender Steven Taylor on a free transfer.

The 31-year-old made over 300 appearances for Newcastle United.

He spent last season at Ipswich in the Championship and captained the England under 21 side.

Taylor joins the League One side on a two-year deal.

Posh manager Grant McCann said he was thrilled to secure the signing of such an experienced centre back.

I am delighted to get Steven on board. I spoke at the start of pre-season about bringing winners into the squad and he is a winner. He has been promoted to the Premier League with Newcastle United and he brings a lot of experience.

I think he will be great for the younger centre backs at the club, he will add a lot to the changing room. He has played 200 games in the Premier League and I believe it is a massive coup for this football club to get him on board. I am thrilled to have him here.

– Grant McCann, Peterborough United manager

Alex Penny: Peterborough sign Nuneaton Town defender

Posh secure signing of highly-rated defender Penny. Credit: www.theposh.com

Peterborough United have signed Nuneaton Town defender Alex Penny for an undisclosed fee on a three-year contract.

The 20 year old, who played for Hull City as a teenager, played for Posh in Tuesday's pre-season friendly game with Ipswich.

Penny's fee is a record received for National League North side Nuneaton.

He told the club's website: "I heard that there were a few clubs reportedly interested in me, but when I heard that Peterborough wanted me to sign, it was an easy decision to make.

I want to be playing football and I will work extremely hard to try and break into the team here. It has been a bit of a whirlwind few days if I am honest."

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