A former Peterborough United youngster could return to haunt the club this Saturday (away at Colchester, 10 January, 3pm).
Winger Dion Sembie-Ferris, an ex-pupil at Bushfield School and a star one of the most dominant Peterborough Junior Alliance teams of all time, was part of the Posh youth set-up between the ages of 9-12 before he was released.
But the 18 year-old winger won’t be returning to London Road for revenge with Colchester this weekend. He’s after three points and a catch-up with friends and family. Sembie-Ferris made his senior Colchester debut in last week’s FA Cup defeat at Cardiff.
“I was born in Peterborough, went to school in Peterborough and played with a lot of top players who became good friends in the city,” Sembie-Ferris stated.
“I was at Posh for a few years. It was a disappointment to be be released, but I definitely have no hard feelings towards anyone.
“Players develop at different ages and I just wasn’t what they were looking for at the time.
“When I left Posh I had a few local clubs after me, but I went to Netherton after the manager came round to my house to tell me how much he wanted me.
“And it proved to be a great decision. I scored within a minute of my first game against Wisbech St Mary and for two years we dominated the Peterborough scene. We just won everything there was to win.
“I then went to St Neots and played for them at the age of 17 in a Hunts Cup Final and while there I was spotted by Colchester.
“I’ve been at Colchester for just over a year so to make my first-team debut so quickly was a great experience.
“I had a trial at West Ham while at St Neots which unfortunately didn’t work out for me, but Colchester might just be a better club for me as they are very keen on promoting their youth team players.
“I’m desperate to play at London Road. My family and many of my friends are still in the city and they’ll all be watching. Peterborough as a city and Posh as a club are close to my heart.”