The ex-Peterborough United man who refused to play on Saturday and a debut goal for a Posh transfer target

Alex Pritchard after signing for Posh. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.comAlex Pritchard after signing for Posh. Photo: Joe Dent/
Alex Pritchard after signing for Posh. Photo: Joe Dent/
Former Peterborough United loanee Alex Pritchard refused to play for Sunderland in their Championship win over Stoke City at the Stadium of Light on Saturday.

Pritchard moved to Posh on loan from Sours in January 2013 and one of his two starts for the club was in the fateful Championship fixture at Crystal Palace on the final day of the 2012-13 season.

But yesterday he declined to play for his current club, reportedly because of a contract dispute, but also amid rumours Birmingham City want to sign him before transfer deadline day on Thursday.

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Ex-Posh loanee Nathanael Ogbeta helped his current club overtake his old one in League One yesterday. Left-back Ogbeta came on as an 89th minute substitute for Bolton Wanderers and scored the final goal in a 4-1 win at Carlisle United. Bolton are now second in the table, a point ahead of third-placed Posh with a game in hand.

Derby County are behind Posh on goal difference in fourth after a rather fortunate come-from-behind 2-1 win over Cheltenham at Pride Park. Ex-Posh winger Nathaniel Mendez-Laing was credited with two assists.

One-time Posh youngster Carl Piergianni scored as Stevenage moved back into the play-off places with a 3-2 win at Wigan Athletic.