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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 /

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:

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."

Tom Nichols: Peterborough striker joins Bristol Rovers

Tom Nichols has completed his move to Bristol Rovers Credit: PA

Peterborough United have sold striker Tom Nichols to League One rivals Bristol Rovers for an undisclosed fee.

The 23-year-old joined Posh in January 2016 from Exeter City and scored 14 goals in 58 appearances during his time at the club.

Nichols will be reuinted with his old teammates when Posh travel to Bristol for their opening away game of the season on August 12.

I’m delighted to be here and to sign for the club.

I knew about the interest a few weeks ago and just wanted to get the deal signed and over the line as soon as possible.

I know what the club is about and as soon as I heard that Rovers were interested, I knew it was a club that I would love to join.

– Tom Nichols, Bristol Rovers

Liam Shephard: Peterborough United sign Welsh defender

Liam Shephard played for Swansea in the FA Cup at Oxford in 2016. Credit: PA

Peterborough United have signed former Swansea City defender Liam Shephard following a successful trial.

The 22-year-old was released by the Swans earlier this summer and spent last season on loan at League Two side Yeovil Town.

Shephard, who has represented Wales under 21s, has agreed a two-year deal at the ABAX Stadium and becomes their seventh signing of the transfer window.

Liam is a good lad and a good character, he has bought into everything in the last few weeks and that was extremely important.

He can operate in a couple of different positions and I am really happy that we have been able to get it done.

– Grant McCann, Peterborough United Manager


Michael Smith: Peterborough defender moves to Hearts

Michael Smith has joined Hearts. Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

Peterborough United have sold right-back Michael Smith to SPL side Hearts for a nominal fee.

The 28-year-old has agreed a two-year contract and will join his Northern Ireland international teammate Kyle Lafferty at Tynecastle.

Smith made more than 130 appearances for Posh during his time at the ABAX Stadium.

It' s a good move for Michael. I spoke to him at the end of last season and told him the way I wanted to play and I didn’t see him being the first team regular that he had been.

Michael took it on board and credit to him, he has worked hard with his agent, and got a move sorted out that I believe will be a good one for him.

It will get his career back on track and hopefully it will help his international career as well. He isn’t far from home and Hearts are a big club with a lot of tradition so I am sure Michael O’Neill will be able to get to Tynecastle and watch him regularly.

– Grant McCann, Peterborough United Manager

Meanwhile, Colchester United have signed former Gillingham defender Ryan Jackson on a free transfer.

Peterborough United sign Reading goalkeeper on loan

The goalkeeper has made a six month loan switch to the ABAX Stadium. Credit:

Peterborough United have signed goalkeeper Jonathan Bond on loan from Reading.

The former England under-21 international moves to the ABAX on a six-month contract.

The 24-year-old has made 14 appearances for the Royals after starting his career with Watford.

Bond was pleased to commit his future for the next six months to Posh, and said on the club's website: “I spoke to the manager Grant McCann and he was very positive about the future and I am pleased to be here. I am looking forward to getting started."

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