London Road Ground

Next Game

Peterboro v Yeovil

Saturday, 31 January 2015, 15:00

Sky Bet League 1

Last Game

Notts Co 1 - 2 Peterboro

Saturday, 24 January 2015, 15:00

Sky Bet League 1

Alnwick signs for Peterborough

Peterborough have confirmed the signing of goalkeeper Ben Alnwick on a three-year deal.

Last Updated: 25/07/14 at 15:10

Ben Alnwick: A welcome addition

Ben Alnwick: A welcome addition

Alnwick was a free agent after leaving Leyton Orient by mutual consent in March.

The 27-year-old has 82 professional appearances and lists Spurs among his former clubs, after they paid Sunderland £900,000 for him in 2007.

Posh manager Darren Ferguson told the club's official website: "I am really pleased to get him. He has got vast experience, has played at the top level and there were a lot of clubs looking at him.

"He is a good goalkeeper, good size and is excellent with his feet, which is what I am looking for; someone who can play from the back.

"We are delighted to get him on board, we feel with his quality and experience he will make a big difference to us. Jimmy Walker, our goalkeeping coach, has worked with him at Spurs and Gary Breen played with him up at Sunderland and both spoke very highly of him.

"He is very focussed, he realises he needs to get his career up to speed and the fact he has signed a three-year contract means he has a bit of stability. He can get settled in.

"He is a good age, he is 27, so should be coming up to his peak. I know he is delighted to be joining, he believes we are the right club for him."

Alnwick will go straight into the squad for the club's pre-season friendly with Brighton on Saturday and he becomes Posh's second signing of the day, after they secured the signature of defender Michael Smith.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

T

he thing is, footballers are role models, and children are influenced by them. I watched the Chelsea game with my 6 year old, and at school the next day she stamped on Emre Can.

megabrow (cufc)
Diego Costa: The Patron Saint Of S**thousery

Y

et again Barcelona try to convince the world that they only play the most virtuous of football. I've never seen a team so willing and able to dish out lumps but feel so self-righteous that no opposition player should ever have the audacity to tackle them.

charsmatcengma
Enrique hauls Neymar to safety

I

d love to see a United v Liverpool FA cup final. It would certainly fit the narrative. Obv I'd want the ending to be one of an O.G. and tears as he collects his runner-up medal.

GVMUFC
Gerrard Constantly Searching For That Final Hurrah

Footer 365

Eden Hazard: 'Chelsea need Diego Costa'

Eden Hazard admits Chelsea 'need' Diego Costa as he faces a three-match ban for a stamp on Emre Can on Tuesday night.

Copa del Rey: Luis Enrique says Neymar had to be substituted against Atletico Madrid to prevent injury

Luis Enrique says he had to substitute Neymar to prevent him from being injured in an ugly cup tie with Atletico.

Capital One Cup: Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino pleased to overcome challenging tie with Sheffield United

Mauricio Pochettino dedicated Tottenham's Capital One Cup semi-final triumph over Sheffield United to the fans.

Mail Box

But Biting Doesn't Hurt Like Stamping...

There are Liverpool fans arguing that Luis Suarez is nowhere near Diego Costa's sh*t-house league but we have plenty of love for the agitator too. Oh and Spurs...

Erm... Balotelli To QPR..?

It's an afternoon Mailbox that offers the reaction to the reaction, with a defence for Diego Costa offered, and Balotelli mooted to move to QPR. Plus a silly idea about the Mails...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company