Peterborough United believe they’ve pulled off a ‘huge coup’ by tempting George Boyd back to the club on a two-year deal.
The left-sided 33-year-old played wing back for Sheffield Wednesday last season but has been more effective further up the field. He’s widely acknowledged as a Posh legend having played 297 times for them between 2007 and 2013.
He was a runner-up in League Two with them in 2008 and again in League One in 2009. He later helped them to the League One play-offs in 2011 before embarking on a career further up the EFL.
Darren Ferguson was delighted to snare Boyd, praising his versatility as much as his potential to play in the Championship.
“I chatted to him about where I wanted him to play and what I would be bringing him back for and yes that is to help us get promotion,” said Ferguson who is in his third stint as Posh manager.
“He will be back here to play in the middle of the park. I did say to George many years ago that I felt he would end up playing in central midfield because he has the ability to do so.
“It is a fantastic signing for the football club. George has come because he wants to get another promotion. He sees what we are trying to do, he wants to enjoy the last part of his career, we have signed him on a two-year deal because he is good enough to play in the Championship if we get there.”
It’s certainly proven to be received positively by Posh fans who have reacted with the ever-imaginative collection of GIFs and tweets, which we’ve weeded out here.
Omfg can we have the trophy now please
— Leigh Lazaretti (@LeighLaz11) July 15, 2019
Oh my sweet baby Jesus! The ? is back!!!! ???
— The Posh Eye (@theposheye) July 15, 2019
Was very poor for #swfc hopefully this will be his level ??
— Kelly (@s26kel) July 15, 2019
Amazing signing glad he is back
— Kirstie Hackney (@kirstiehackney2) July 15, 2019
That's actually fantastic news
— Addie Bell (@AddieeBell_) July 15, 2019
unreal signing for that level, you lot are going up
— D (@dexbcfc_) July 15, 2019
— NickBimages (@nickbimages) July 15, 2019