Filed: Friday, 29th May 2015
By: Staff Writer
Former Hammers midfielder Jack Collison has signed a one-year contract with League One club Peterborough United.
The 26-year-old Welsh international has been without a club since being released by Championship side Ipswich Town last season but is back in the game having landed a contract with The Posh.
Collison, speaking via Peterborough's website said: "It feels a bit like a fairytale because I started my career at Peterborough in the Academy so it is great to be back here.
"I knew the manager [Dave Robertson] back then. I have been speaking with him and I believe in his plans for this football club. The manager has played a massive part in my decision to sign here.
"I had a great time with West Ham and have been working extremely hard day and night to get myself ready for a new challenge this summer. I am looking forward to meeting the boys in the dressing room in pre-season and getting out there on the pitch."
And Collison's new boss Robertson added: "I have been speaking with Jack for a number of weeks now and I am delighted that he has agreed to join the club and bought into what we are trying to achieve here.
"He brings a lot of experience and has obviously played at the highest level both with West Ham United and with Wales.
"He has scored some big goals and he fits into what we are looking for as coaches. I believe in Jack, I know what he can bring to this football club and myself and Grant [McCann] are looking forward to working with him."
Thanks for all the messages... Can't wait to get started now.. I have missed it so much ❤️⚽️— Jack collison (@Jcollison31) May 29, 2015
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