Earlier this afternoon MacAnthony revealed that the former Swansea and Crawley man had set his heart on a move to a Championship club, who we can confirm are Town.
The precise fee is currently unconfirmed but is understood to be a significant sum with Edwards's former club Crawley set to receive a six-figure sell-on from the deal agreed when he joined Posh in 2016.
He is adamant about wanting to leave & play in the championship as has been obvious for last couple weeks. He is a great lad but made things clear about this & left me/the club with no choice but to do best deal we can with 10 months left on his contract. Sorry Posh fans.— Darragh MacAnthony (@DMAC102) July 13, 2018
Great stuff. I’ve never seen him play but sounds like that Posh chairman really wanted to keep him. I wonder what sort of fee it is. Peterborough don’t usually sell on the cheap. As long as he’s not another Paul Taylor I’m happy!
He will be a terrific signing (fingers/toes crossed) the Peterborough owner doesn't normally get it wrong when saying he loves a player, he has been raving about him all summer thinking he was staying, if we can complete the signing it shows real intend & would give us a quality left winger: I was v impressed by him, when watching Peterborough game with Blackburn last season on Sky:
Another pot luck player. When are the players who play in the positions we need to fill going to be signed? We are looking to be short of defenders to fill the gaps left by the sale of Webster and the loss of carter-vickers. Beginning to look as though it will be a case of we are going to try to score goals and hope the opposition are not capable of scoring more .
"When he’s not injured, he’s a terrific player. Skilful, passionate and works hard. But very injury prone. And normally lengthy ones too.
He seems to get injured easily, and not normally in the tackle. Definitely good enough for championship, if he stays fit, he can really progress. Sad to see him leave.
He can play both wings. Scores special goals too, doesn’t do tap ins. Very attack minded."
Sounds exactly like the type of player Hurst has targeted throughout his career and makes me think if we get the very similar McKay then Rowe and/or Ward might be moved on sooner rather than later. (I'd keep Ward but no idea how he fits into our wage structure).
Also makes me wonder where McKendry fits in in the bigger picture.
Skip to 1 minute mark and he has 2/10 GOTS contenders for Posh and wins it. Can clear strike a ball well, loves a shot and hasn't really done much but progress looking at his St Johnstone stuff too.
Also ties in with something I've noticed about Hurst's recruitment in that all of the players are very similar/identical in many respects. He doesn't seem to go for or replace players in areas that aren't very similar in approach and style.
Very curious and excited to see someone who clearly feels they're ready come here and prove it.
Forgot to add the most recent season's countdown and his run and finish against Northampton is just as good as anything else.
Again, as was with Roberts, his wikipedia page already says Ipswich Town. It was true for Roberts so hopefully it will again be true. Now as Jimmy86 has said, get McKay from Forest and we're all set regarding wingers. Would like to see Tilt join us as well.
You can have as many wingers as you like but you must first have a defence to support them ! No point playing with six wingers if you cannot defend . Appears to me ward and Rowe are on the way out and being replaced by any pot luck players thought to have been suitable for Shrewsbury Town!
I work with a St Johnstone fan & when he was there he started off on the wing, they then gave him the number 10 shirt & he played behind the strikers, he said he was outstanding! Sounds a good bit of business, hopefully some more new faces in next week, hoping Tilt is one of them & Bart to sign a new contract. COYB