TRANSFER NEWS: Evans signs a defender

Colin Daniel signs for Posh watched by manager Steve Evans. Picture: Joe Dent.
Colin Daniel signs for Posh watched by manager Steve Evans. Picture: Joe Dent.
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Posh boss Steve Evans has today (May 24) made a third summer signing.

Left-back Colin Daniel has arrived from Blackpool on a two-year deal and is Evans’ third acquisition of the summer.

Daniel (30) has just completed an excellent campaign with Sky Bet League One side Blackpool and has been attracting the attention of a number of clubs but he has committed his future to Posh and joins Aaron Chapman and Rhys Bennett as Evans’ early recruits.

Evans said: “I am delighted that another part of the recruitment process has come together with the signing of Colin Daniel from Blackpool.

“Colin has had another outstanding season and we have had to be patient as the kid has taken, quite rightly in my opinion, time to speak to a number of clubs that I would see competing at the top end of League One next season.

“We have taken our time, we have been patient but we are delighted with the signing. Colin is comfortable in any position on the left-hand side of the pitch, from left-back to the left side of midfield or even further forward, but I will make it absolutely clear we have signed him to be competing as either a left full-back or a wing-back. I am pleased he has chosen us over a number of other clubs.”

Daniel has previously played for Crewe Alexandra, Macclesfield Town, Mansfield Town and Port Vale before joining the Seasiders in July 2016. He has made over 300 career appearances and scored 41 goals for the clubs he has played for including four last season for the Tangerines. He played in both fixtures against Posh.

Daniel said: “As soon as I heard Peterborough were interested, it was a no-brainer. I said to my agent, let’s get it done and I am pleased to be here.

“Peterborough are an ambitious club and the manager is ambitious too so it was a very easy decision.

“I can play in a few different positions, but I played the season at left-back with Blackpool and enjoyed that role.”