His arrival started us thinking about other Posh defensive loan signings and here we’ve compiled a list of the best and the worst complete with a performance-based mark out of 10.
We’ve discounted anyone who went on to sign permanently for Posh so a passing mention only to top loan signings Tom Williams and Mark Little.
5. LAWRIE WILSON
Posh boss Graham Westley signed one of his former Stevenage players on loan from Bolton in January, 2016, but he was past his best when he arrived and was used on the left which wasn't his best position. He played well in two FA Cup games against West Brom, but made just two League One appearances before he left. Posh rating: 6/10 Photo: PA Wire.
6. KERREA GILBERT
Arsenal full-back Gilbert had enjoyed a decent loan spell at Leicester City before he pitched up at Posh in January, 2010, but he joined a Mark Cooper/Jim Gannon team that was out of its depth at Championship level. He made just 10 Posh appearances and Arsenal let him go to Yeovil two years later. Finished his career in Irish football with Shamrock Rovers.
7. BEN WHITE
One of Steve Evans' last acts as Posh boss was to sign White on loan from Brighton in January, 2019. He made his Posh debut in a heavy FA Cup defeat at Middlesbrough, after which Evans tipped him for big things. He wasn't wrong. After 15 appearances and one goal for Posh he helped Leeds into the Premier League, helped Brighton stay in the Premier League and sealed a £50 million move to Arsenal. Posh rating 8/10.
8. ZAT KNIGHT
This lanky centre-back didn't know what had hit him when he made his Posh debut on loan from Fulham in February, 2000 at Cheltenham against a hoofball team managed by Steve Cotterill. But that master tactician Barry Fry switched Knight to right-back where he excelled despite often looking ungainly (he was 6ft 7ins). He helped Posh into the Third Division play-offs, delivering 8 decent displays, but didn't take part in the post-season fun. He became an excellent centre-back, one good enough to win two England caps and to be transferred twice (to Villa and Bolton) for in excess of £3 million. Finished his career in 2015 at Reading. Posh rating 7/10.