3 Free Transfers Peterborough Should Sign To Achieve Promotion!

Grant McCann heads into his second season as Peterborough United boss as the 37 year old looks to use his experience built up from his first season as a manager to spear a promotion challenge after a disappointing 11th place finish last time round. A re-shuffle is needed at the Posh with a whole host of players listed to leave, even some of the most high profile players. This time the club will need to improve in the market so here are 3 players the club should look to bring in to make it a more exciting one at the ABAX Stadium.


  1. Dean Moxey

An experienced and versatile full back is exactly what is needed at Peterborough and a promotion winning season last campaign with Bolton adds to the mentality needed to be installed under Grant McCann. The left sided player can provide Andrew Hughes competition down the left side and should help sure up the back line as the club continue to try and improve in this department. A reliable figure such as Moxey will put the club in the right direction and blend the old with the new.

2. Ryan Tunnicliffe

Another former Posh player, Tunnicliffe spent the 2011/12 season on loan from Manchester United and has built up a lot of experience since, spending time at Ipswich, Fulham, Blackburn and Wigan. Tunnicliffe would be a very capable player at League One level and has a lot of qualities to bring to this Peterborough side. I think he would provide a nice balance with the likes of Chris Forrester in the middle of the park, offering plenty of hard graft and an ability to keep the play ticking. This would signal the right intentions from the club, Tunnicliffe is still only 24 so suits the club’s young player policy but also has proven pedigree with experience to get through situations across the season that the club have seemingly lacked in previous seasons.

3. Chris O’Grady

The big centre forward is everything Peterborough traditionally don’t like and that’s why it’s the type of signing that could prove to be fruitful should the right man come in. Chris O’Grady is not a natural born goalscorer but is more than equip at League One level. Posh do not have someone like O’Grady and his tireless work holding the ball up and linking the play could very much improve the performances of strikers at the club who haven’t truly flourished as of yet. Throughout a 46 game campaign it would be naive to think that a side couldn’t do with such an asset and I think despite a poor goal record in recent seasons, his 13/14 season where he scored 15 Championship goals for Barsnley would mean it’s a free transfer worth taking.

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