Peterborough United have snapped up Birmingham City’s Josh Tibbetts on a free transfer as confirmed by the club website.

The 18-year-old goalkeeper spent eleven years coming through the Birmingham academy but despite having some promise, never played in a competitive game for the senior Blues side and was released at the end of his contract this summer. But he has been given a great second chance after he was signed by Peterborough, penned a deal of unknown length with the Sky Bet League One club.

It is unlikely that Tibbetts will be thrown into the Peterborough first team straight away but instead will play with the developmental side and hopefully in the future be able to break into their first team and make a name for himself. Plenty of players with no name have come to the ABAX Stadium before and have found it a great place to improve themselves and now Tibbetts will be hoping to follow in their footsteps.

After the signing was completed, Peterborough head coach Grant McCann said: “I have been impressed with him. He came in to train with us and did well. He is one for the future and he is here to push the new number one who we are working on at the moment.”

Tibbetts is Peterborough’s third signing of the summer as they prepare for another season in League One. The other two players to pen deals with the Posh in this transfer window are Ricky Miller from Dover Athletic and Danny Lloyd from Stockport County.

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