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Peterborough United to hold minute's silence for Pc Palmer

Peterborough United take on Charlton Athletic on Saturday. Credit: PA Images

Peterborough United will hold a minute's silence in memory of Charlton fan Pc Keith Palmer before kick-off on Saturday.

The 48-year-old lost his life while trying to disarm attacker Khalid Masood outside the Palace of Westminster last Wednesday.

The club announced today on Twitter that the silence will form part of their tribute to the policeman who lost his life.

Charlton Athletic have previously paid tribute to "loyal" fan Pc Keith Palmer, a season ticket holder at the football club.

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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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