Peterborough United has announced the signing of former Huddersfield defender Romoney Crichlow on a two-year contract, as confirmed by the club’s chairman Darragh MacAnthony.
The 24-year-old’s contract expires at the end of the month with the Championship club, and with a host of sides interested in the player’s services, Posh has won the race for the player.
Who Is Romoney Crichlow?
Starting his career in the non-league with Enfield Borough, the versatile defender caught the eye of the Terriers while in the Premier League. Joining them in 2017 at the age of 18, Crichlow has mostly endured several loan spells while with the club.
Going out on three short-term loans in the non-league with Bradford Park Avenue, Hartlepool United and Welling United, the Englishmen broke onto the scene while with Swindon Town. Spending the first half of the season with the Robins in League Two, Crichlow was recalled mid-season for a promotion to Plymouth Argyle.
Spending last season on loan with Bradford, the left-sided centre-back became a key piece for the side and was instrumental towards the Bantams reaching the playoffs.
Posh Beginning Rebuild?
One of the more in-demand free agents on the market, Posh has beaten out the likes of Bradford to sign Crichlow. After heartbreak in last season’s playoffs semi-final, United has begun an overhaul of its team.
With many experienced players out the door or on the transfer list, the defender is the team’s biggest signing so far this summer and should fit straight into the left-sided centre-back position in Darren Ferguson’s team.
With the transfer window starting to heat up, Crichlow is a great signing for Posh with a number of League One and League Two clubs fighting to sign him.
Considering Nathan Thompson is out the door and Josh Knight and Frankie Kent are available for transfer, signings in the defensive positions were needed for Posh and the addition of Crichlow is a step in the right direction.