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Peterborough United 'shocked and saddened' by death of 21-year-old groundsman

Peterborough United groundsman Will Whitney has passed away. Credit: Peterborough United

Tributes are being paid to Peterborough United's groundsman who has died at the age of 21.

Posh confirmed the news in a statement on Tuesday afternoon in which they said everyone at the club was "shocked and saddened" by Will Whitney's death.

The club also confirmed they are planning a tribute to Mr Whitney at their next home game against Portsmouth on March 7.

It's not clear yet how Mr Whitney died, but the club said they were left shocked by the "tragic circumstances" surrounding his death.

Following the announcement, several Posh players, including star striker Ivan Toney, posted tributes on social media, while other EFL clubs also got in touch to offer their support.

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