Peterborough 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.’