Frustrated Peterborough United legend leaves the club with a ‘heavy heart’

Peterborough United legend George Boyd has today (October 13) left the club after his contract was cancelled by mutual consent.

By Alan Swann
Tuesday, 13th October 2020, 4:38 pm
George Boyd after scoring on his last Posh appearance against Fulham in the EFL Trophy. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.
George Boyd after scoring on his last Posh appearance against Fulham in the EFL Trophy. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

The Peterborough Telegraph revealed earlier today that negotiations were ongoing between club and player. Cancelling his contract ahead of Friday’s transfer deadline means the 34 year-old can join another club at any time.

If he’d stayed at Posh to see out the final year of his contract he would have been in limbo with no chance of playing as he was not included in the club’s salary cap squad which comes into effect this weekend.

Boyd penned an open letter to the Posh fans. It read: “It’s with a heavy heart I’m writing this as me and Posh have mutually agreed to cancel my contract. I’m gutted it has ended like this. There has been a lot of frustration these past few months not being able to play, but it was a fitting way to finish by scoring in my final game last Tuesday. It’s just a shame you fans weren’t there to see it.

“This club will always be very special to me. I want to thank Darren Ferguson and Darragh MacAnthony for the opportunity to come back and play here again last summer and I have no doubt this is the season the club gets back to the Championship.

“A very special mention also to Tommy Robson, a special man who will be sorely missed by us all!

“Stay safe and hopefully see you soon.”