Peterborough United have signed Leicester City youngster Josh Knight on a season-long loan.
Chairman Darragh MacAnthony announced the news via his Twitter account calling the signing ‘the final piece of the recruitment for this season.’
So final piece of the recruitment for this season is 1 we waited diligently for all summer. Delighted that CM/CB Josh Knight has returned on loan for the season.He was incredible in midfield in our winning late run last season & a brilliant young man.Welcome back @Joshknight66
— Darragh MacAnthony (@DMAC102) August 2, 2019
The versatile central defender, who can also play in a defensive midfield role and right-back, impressed while on loan at London Road in the second half of last season, making eight appearances in Peterborough’s strong end to the season.
Knight is highly-rated at Leicester having joined the club as an eight-year-old and progressed through their ranks to become a vital member of the Club’s Development Squad.
The twenty-one-year-old signed a new contract in January keeping him at the Club until 2021 and made his debut for Leicester City’s First Team in a 4-1 win over Sheffield United in the Carabao Cup in August 2017.
Another crowd-pleasing signing for MacAnthony who was pushed to sign Knight permanently at the end of last season after he impressed Posh fans.
However, he’s highly rated at the King Power, and another loan deal works for all parties.
Knight is a top young player and strengthens further a squad that should be in the automatic promotion shakedown come May.
London Road could be an exciting place for the young player to continue his development next season with Posh widely tipped for promotion.
It could also mean the end of Mark O’Hara’s Peterborough career, with Lincoln City, known to be keen admirers.