Peterborough United could see player movement in and out of the club in the next couple of months.
Posh chairman Darragh MacAnthony and manager Graham Westley both dropped transfer hints during an entertaining three-hour fans’ forum organised by the Peterborough Independent Supporters Association (PISA2000) at Ebenezeers Social Club, Woodston.
Dover Athletic’s Sean Raggett - a 6ft 5in central defender labelled the ‘next Chris Smalling’ by his club - has been linked with Posh, while a ‘gem from Ireland’ is due to arrive at the club bext week. Derry City midfielder Patrick McEveley is understood to have been on trial at Posh this week.
Posh also expect to sell a couple of players in the January transfer window. No names were mentioned, but the departure of Marcus Maddison was ruled out.
Posh believe their current Irish midfielder Chris Forrester will be worth £5m one day.
Other points of interest to emerge tonight included:
Posh turned down a bid of £2,2 million from Bournemouth for Jack Baldwin in May 2014.
MacAnthony admitted he made a mistake in appointing Dave Robertson as manager in the summer. “I was lazy,” said MacAnthony.
Posh offered Jamie Vardy £5k a week when he was about to leave Fleetwood, Leicester came in with an offer of between £15k-20k per week.
Posh still believe strikers Joe Gormley and Luke James have futures at the club.
Posh are keen to keep on-loan left-back Callum Elder beyond his current loan agreement date of January.
MacAnthony claimed he turned down a bid for the club recently which would have meant a re-location outside of the city.
Teenage midfielder Harry Anderson is currently absent with a hand injury. He will not be back in action until December.
Posh continue to hold discussions with Peterborough City Council about their rent and the possibility that they could help with the money spent on the pitch in the summer and with the funding required to improve the condition of the training ground car park.
MacAnthony reckoned that a player arrival was scuppered by the state of the car park at the Nene Park Academy.
Work on the London Road End terrace is not likely to happen while Posh are in League One.
Young reserve goalkeeper Dion Curtis-Henry is being monitored by Leicester City and Aston Villa.
Westley closed the night with a speech thanking the fans for making him feel so welcome.
He received a standing ovation from most fans.
All proceeds from the evening will go to the ‘Chris Turner Statue Fund’.