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Highly-rated Forrester signs new Peterborough United deal

Chris Forrester is staying at Peterborough United. Credit: PA

Highly-rated Peterborough United midfielder Chris Forrester has signed a new long-term contract with the club.

A number of Premier League and Championship teams have taken an interest in the talented Irishman who joined Posh from St Patrick's Athletic.

Forrester was made captain of the club earlier this week in a bid to keep him at the ABAX Stadium.

I took a punt on Chris last year and he took a punt on coming over because he took a pay cut when he came over, but I promised him that if he had a good season then we would look at his contract again.

I get on well with his agent and we have been working on the deal in the last few days and it was easy to get it done. He is one of our most coveted assets at the football club.

Chris has been excellent for us, the gaffer has named him captain of the club and him agreeing a new deal sends a real statement out there.

– Darragh MacAnthony, Peterborough United chairman

Meanwhile, Stevenage midfielder Dean Parrett has joined League One side AFC Wimbledon.

Promising striker Stevens joins Peterborough United

Stevens has made the move to the ABAX Stadium. Credit: PA

Peterborough United have signed promising striker Matt Stevens from League Two side Barnet.

The 18-year-old has been linked with a number of clubs, including Scottish giants Rangers, after scoring 56 goals for the Bees at academy and first team level last season.

The transfer fee will be determined at a tribunal.

Stevens has agreed a three-year contract at the ABAX Stadium.

I enjoyed my time at Barnet, but when I heard about the interest from Peterborough, it was a move that really excited me. I feel I was ready for the next chapter in my career and I can't wait to get started.

I put pressure on myself to score goals and I will be doing everything I can to impress the management during pre-season. I know there are a lot of good strikers here and I will need to work hard in training to show everyone what I can do.

– Matt Stevens, Peterborough United


Peterborough United goalkeeper Alnwick signs new deal

Ben Alnwick is staying at Posh. Credit: PA

Peterborough United goalkeeper Ben Alnwick has signed a new three-year contract with the club.

The 29-year-old joined Posh in 2014 and has gone on to make 80 appearances for the club.

Alnwick has previously played for the likes of Tottenham Hotspur, Sunderland and Norwich City.

I am delighted. He is one of the best keepers in the league in my opinion and I am pleased he has signed for the next three years.

He has come back in great shape, he is trim, looking ready to go and I am really happy that we have been able to get this done.

– Grant McCann, Peterborough United Manager

Peterborough United clinch signing of winger Inman

Inman was in the Australia squad for their recent friendly against England. Credit: PA

Peterborough United have signed highly-rated Crewe Alexandra winger Brad Inman on a free transfer.

The 24-year-old Australian international has signed a three-year deal at the ABAX Stadium.

Inman turned down the offer of a new contract at Crewe, and had interested a number of Championship and League One sides.

He is a player that I have watched a lot of. He scored 10 goals from midfield for Crewe last season and is a very exciting player.

It is hotting up the competition in the midfield area of the pitch.

There are eight or nine players fighting for probably four positions. One thing I wanted to do was to make sure we had good competition for places.

– Grant McCann, Peterborough United Manager

Edwards becomes latest Colchester United player to leave

Joe Edwards has signed for Walsall. Credit: PA

Colchester United defender Joe Edwards has left the club to sign for League One side Walsall.

The 25-year-old made more than 40 appearances for the U's last season, but will now join the Saddlers once his contract expires at the end of the month.

I’m delighted to be here.

It’s a fantastic club and they had a really good season last year.

I’ve played against Walsall a few times before and they have always been a very good footballing side. They like to pass it about and they play with a good intensity.

I had a meeting with the manager a few weeks ago and I came away thinking this was the club for me.

– Joe Edwards, Walsall

Edwards follows Alex Gilbey and George Moncur in leaving Essex this week.

Meanwhile, Peterborough United have signed Crawley Town attacking midfielder Gwion Edwards for an undisclosed fee.

Peterborough United midfielder Oztumer joins Walsall

Erhun Oztumer has joined Walsall. Credit: PA

Peterborough United midfielder Erhun Oztumer has signed for League One rivals Walsall.

The 25-year-old will officially join the Saddlers on a two-year deal once his contract expires at Posh on July 1.

Oztumer made more than 50 appearances for Peterborough in his two years at the ABAX Stadium.

It’s brilliant to be here. It’s been smooth and we’ve been speaking for a few weeks.

I’ve come down here and I’ve been impressed with what I’ve seen and I’m delighted to put my signature on the paper.

The attraction is the way Walsall play. Playing against them for two years, I like the way they keep the ball and play the game. I think it suits me so this was my first choice.

Hopefully I can get a lot of assists. I’m a player who likes to feed the strikers and hopefully I can add some goals to the team as well.

– Erhun Oztumer, Walsall


White becomes McCann's first Peterborough United signing

Hayden White impressed while on loan at Blackpool last season. Credit: PA

Peterborough United have signed former Bolton Wanderers defender Hayden White on a free transfer.

The 21-year-old full-back is new manager Grant McCann's first signing.

White was on loan at Blackpool last season but was unable to prevent them from being relegated to League Two.

New Posh manager: 'This club should be in the Championship'

Grant McCann has been unveiled as the new manager of Posh. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Peterborough United have unveiled their new manager.

And it's someone who will be very familiar to Posh fans, with caretaker boss Grant McCann being given the job on a permanent basis.

He replaces Graham Westley who was sacked last month.

McCann made more than 180 appearances for the club as a player and is hoping for the same sort of success as a coach.

Posh press conference Credit: ITV News Anglia

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Peterborough United appoint caretaker boss McCann

Grant McCann (left) is the new Peterborough United manager. Credit: PA

Peterborough United have appointed caretaker boss Grant McCann as their new manager.

Peterborough United reveal their new manager at a press conference today. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Posh were unbeaten under the 36-year-old last season, scoring 15 goals in his four games in charge.

McCann made more than 180 appearances for Peterborough as a player and established himself as a fans' favourite.

He has been given a four-year contract and replaces Graham Westley who was sacked last month.

Jack Collison is staying at Posh. Credit: PA

Jack Collison, who recently had to retire from playing due to a serious knee injury, will also stay on as the club's under 18s coach on a permanent basis.

Zakuani among six players released by Peterborough United

Gabriel Zakuani has been allowed to find another club. Credit: PA

Peterborough United have released six players, including long-serving defender Gabriel Zakuani.

The Congolese centre-back has made more than 200 appearances in two spells for the club.

Shaun Brisley, Andrew Fox, Souleymane Coulibaly, Kyle Vassell and Jack Friend have also been allowed to leave while left-back Kgosi Ntlhe has rejected two new contracts and will move on.

Posh will be entitled to a compensation fee because of his age.

I would like to personally wish all those players that have been released by the Football Club well, but I would especially like to thank Gabi Zakuani, who has been a magnificent servant both on and off the pitch to Peterborough United Football Club.

I would like to wish him every success in furthering his career. I am sure he will have plenty of options.

– Barry Fry, Peterborough United Director of Football
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