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Flurry of new signings bolster Posh’s Championship team

Two more deals are done for Peterborough United, with three-year contracts for Josh Knight and Jack Marriott. 
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Darren Ferguson said patience is paying off as Posh continue with big signings (Photo: Terry Harris)

These two signings join two others announced in the past week, with Jorge Grant and David Cornell confirmed for the squad next season. 

Josh Knight, 23, has been signed from Leicester for an undisclosed fee. 

He previously had two spells on loan at the Weston Homes Stadium, featuring on 34 occasions. 

Speaking to the Posh website, manager Darren Ferguson said: “He ticks every box and the most pleasing thing for us, is that it is a permanent deal. 

“The boy is delighted to be back, the lads are also delighted he is back I have to say and another bonus is that he already knows how I want to play.” 

Jack Marriott has also been confirmed to be returning to Peterborough. 

The 26-year-old striker was released by Derby – who signed him from Posh in 2018 – and Posh swept in to bring him back to the club. 

Marriott returns to the Weston Homes Stadium having scored 33 goals during the 2017-18 campaign. 

He told the club's website: “After the last few seasons, I just want to play week in and week out and I feel that is what I need. 

“It might be the same club, but a lot has changed. I was thrilled to see the club get promotion to the Championship because they have worked so hard to achieve that and hopefully I can help with the next stage.”

On the recent crop of signings, Darren Ferguson said: “The signings we have made this week are big.

“I know there was a lot of impatience going on, but we have always, and I believe we have done this particularly well, myself, Barry, the chairman and the co-owners, been patient.

“Yes, it has been frustrating at times, but that can happen. The targets we identified at the end of the season, we are getting them. We have not panicked and bought a lesser player; we have got in the players we wanted.”