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EFL trophy draw has been made

The EFL trophy draw has been made. Credit: EFL Trophy

The draw's been made for the EFL trophy:

Cambridge United are in Northern Group G - they'll face Middlesbrough, Scunthorpe and Shrewsbury

Northampton Town are in Southern Group D - they'll play West Ham, last year's ground share tenants Coventry, and Wycombe.

Colchester United are in Southern Group E - they will play Southampton, Crawley and Charlton.

Norwich City, Peterborough and MK Dons are all in Southern Group F - Barnet completes the group.

Southend and Stevenage are in Southern Group G - Brighton and Leyton Orient are also in that group.

Luton Town are in Southern Group H - their opponents will be West Brom, Millwall and Gillingham.

The games are due to start at the end of August and each team in the group will face each other once either home or away.


New Peterborough United signing breaks his leg in training

Brad Inman is set for a long spell on the sidelines. Credit: PA

Peterborough United have been dealt a blow ahead of the League One season after their new signing Brad Inman broke his leg in training.

The 24-year-old only joined Posh last month after leaving Crewe Alexandra.

The Australian international tweeted that he was "devastated" to have sustained the injury which is likely to keep him out for the majority of the upcoming campaign.

Northampton Town sign Peterborough United's Beautyman

Harry Beautyman has joined Northampton Town. Credit: PA

Northampton Town have signed Peterborough United midfielder Harry Beautyman for an undisclosed fee.

The 24-year-old has agreed a two-year deal at Sixfields.

Beautyman made 44 appearances for Posh after joining them from Welling United.

Harry is a very good addition for us.

He is a lively character and a player who has a decent amount of experience in League One. He is also a good age, who will get better and better, and I think we are signing him at a good time.

He is a box to box midfielder who creates things, makes things happen and can score a goal or two so he will add to our attacking options.

He attracted a fair amount of interest over the summer and we are pleased we have been able to bring him to the club.

– Rob Page, Northampton Town manager

Peterborough United re-sign former striker Taylor

Paul Taylor is back at Peterborough United. Credit: PA

Peterborough United have re-signed former striker Paul Taylor on a one-year deal.

The 28-year-old was a big hit at Posh in his first spell at the club before he was sold to Ipswich Town for £1.5 million in 2012.

Taylor has been training with Posh during pre-season after taking a year out of the professional game.

He will cover for fellow striker Lee Angol who is facing a long spell on the sidelines.

It is a great signing for us. A fit Paul Taylor is one of the best players in this league, if not beyond, so we are hopefully going to get him fit.

He has looked sharp but we obviously need to step it up fitness wise. Paul is looking forward to it and everyone is looking forward to having him at the club.

– Grant McCann, Peterborough United Manager


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
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