Peterborough United have confirmed the return of Lee Tomlin

Peterborough United have confirmed the return of former star player Lee Tomlin to the club.

Tuesday, 8th January 2019, 9:02 am
Updated Thursday, 10th January 2019, 2:45 pm
Lee Tomlin signs for Posh. Picture: Joe Dent

Tomlin (29) has joined on loan from Premier League club Cardiff City until the end of the season.

Tomlin was originally signed by Posh from Rushden & Diamonds in August 2010 and helped the club to promotion from League One that season, scoring 11 goals.

He went on to make 156 appearances for Posh, scoring 43 goals including a hat-trick in a 7-1 Championship win over Ipswich.

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He joined Cardiff City for close to £3 million in January 2017 and has been linked with a number of clubs but the opportunity to re-join the club was too good to turn down.

He said: “I want to thank everybody at Cardiff City for helping to make this transfer happen. I feel like a kid again, I have got a smile on my face and I cannot wait to get started. It feels like coming home. It is a club that I love and a club that I have wonderful memories of.

“It is not just a sentimental move for me though, I am here to help the club try and get promoted. We have wonderful facilities at the club now, it has come on a lot since I was here the first time so there has been a lot of investment and the players are quality players.

“It has taken a little while to get completed but that is all done now and I can concentrate on playing football. I am looking forward to the challenge. The supporters’ have been really positive on social media and I thank them for that. Now it is down to me to train well and hopefully play some regular first team football, which is what it is all about, playing with a smile on my face.”

Tomlin is eligible for Wednesday night’s trip to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea under 21s in the Checkatrade Trophy third round. He could make his league debut on Saturday when Posh face Rochdale at the ABAX Stadium (3pm).