Posh sign Collison

jack-collison-west-ham-united_3010034Peterborough have completed the signing of former West Ham United midfielder Jack Collison on a one-year contract.

The 26-year-old spent time in the Peterborough Academy and the Cambridge United youth set-up before joining West Ham’s Academy. Collison then went on to play over 100 games for the Hammers scoring 14 goals and has made 17 appearances at international level for Wales.

Posh boss Dave Robertson was delighted with his first summer acquisition and said: ‘I have been speaking with Jack for a number of weeks now and I am delighted that he has agreed to join the club and bought into what we are trying to achieve here. He brings a lot of experience and has obviously played at the highest level both with West Ham United and with his country Wales.

‘He has scored some big goals including in a play-off semi-final and he fits into what we are looking for as coaches. I believe in Jack, I know what he can bring to this football club and myself and Grant (McCann) are looking forward to working with him.’

Collison said: ‘It feels a bit like a fairytale because I started my career at Peterborough in the Academy so it is great to be back here. I knew the manager back then and I have been speaking with him and I believe in his plans for this football club. The manager has played a massive part in my decision to sign here.

‘I had a great time with West Ham and have been working extremely hard day and night to get myself ready for a new challenge this summer and I am looking forward to meeting the boys in the dressing room in pre-season and getting out there on the pitch.’


About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

6 comments on “Posh sign Collison

  1. Good luck Jack,pity he got his injury,was a proper decent player & good lad 😉

  2. Good you need a break

  3. Good luck lad,had some bad times,hope he can enjoy his time at Posh! 😉

  4. Good luck to you Jack,hope it all works out well.

  5. Good luck to a smashing young lad and the original king of the letter writers

  6. Yes good luck Jack,hope you can get plenty of matches under your belt.Never forgot the lads letter he wrote to everyone,class act 😉

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