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Mackail-Smith joins Peterborough United for a third time

Mackail-Smith is back at Peterborough United. Credit: PA

Peterborough United signed striker Craig Mackail-Smith for a third time.

The 32-year-old has re-joined Posh on loan from League Two side Luton Town for the rest of the season.

He is stuck on 99 goals for Peterborough and will be hoping to bring up his century in his latest spell at the ABAX Stadium.

Mackail-Smith has struggled to break into the Luton team this season, with manager Nathan Jones going for other options up front instead.

I am delighted to have him. I feel as if the squad need one or two older heads and he brings that.

He also has a real passion for this football club, you can't buy that. I feel like Craig has a point to prove.

– Grant McCann, Peterborough United Manager

Meanwhile, 19-year-old striker Freddie Hinds has joined Championship side Bristol City for an undisclosed fee.

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Peterborough United expecting 'quiet' deadline day

Darragh MacAnthony says Posh won't be busy. Credit: PA

Peterborough United chairman Darragh MacAnthony has told fans on social media that the club are expecting a quiet deadline day tomorrow.

Posh have seen their form dip dramatically in recent weeks, conceding 11 goals in their last four games, but MacAnthony is refusing to panic.

When asked by one supporter on Twitter whether a busy 24 hours was in store, MacAnthony replied that it will be "very quiet".

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Peterborough United striker Gormley quits pro football

Joe Gormley hasn't had much luck with injuries. Credit: PA

Peterborough United striker Joe Gormley has quit professional football.

The Northern Irishman is currently on loan at SPL side St Johnstone but has struggled to make an impact after joining them in the summer transfer window.

He has now grown disillusioned with his lack of first team action and has told Posh he wants to walk away from the game.

Gormley moved to Peterborough from semi-professional side Cliftonville for £50,000 in 2015, but almost immediately suffered a cruciate knee ligament injury.

His luck hasn't changed north of the border and he's now back training with his former club in his homeland.

The important thing here is Joe’s wellbeing and it is clear he does not wish to continue playing full time football.

Having already turned out for Peterborough United and ourselves that is not an option this season in any case.

It’s always been our aim to do what’s best for the player and that’s what we are attempting to do.

– Tommy Wright, St Johnstone manager
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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

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Fans bid fond farewell to "legendary" former manager Chris Turner

Friends and family bid farewell to Chris Tuner today. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Football fans have bid a fond farewell to former Peterborough United and Cambridge United Manager Chris Turner.

Fans joined friends and family at the funeral for the 64-year-old which took place at Peterborough Cathedral this morning.

He died last month after being diagnosed with dementia eight years ago.

Chris Turner. Credit: ITV News Anglia

"There's only one word for Chris and that's immense.

He is the epitome of the word legend. He's done everything at the Football Club, right through from owning it, running it, managing it, playing for it.

He's never to be forgotten. He was a wonderful man."

– Bob Symns, Peterborough United Chief Executive

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Stuart Leithes

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Darren Ferguson leaves Peterborough United

Darren Ferguson has left the club Credit: Stephen Pond/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Peterborough United manager Darren Ferguson has left the club after Saturday's defeat to MK Dons.

Posh have won just one of their last five matches in the league.

Darren Ferguson had been told to improve results quickly or face losing his job Credit: PA

In a statement on the club website chairman Darragh MacAnthony said he was "very disappointed" with recent results.

I’m personally very disappointed in our current league position, the performances from our playing squad and the fact that we have dropped way below our own standards that we set out at as a football club. There is plenty of young and experienced talent in this squad and with 14 games left in the season, I have personal expectations that our players will all lift their performance levels to match the incredible passionate performance and display by nearly 2000 Posh fans today when we were 3-0 down at Stadium MK.

– Darragh MacAnthony, Chairman

Dave Robertson will be in charge until a new manager is appointed.

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