Peterborough United chairman Darragh MacAnthony has said that newly promoted side Lincoln City do not have the budget to sign midfielder Mark O’Hara on a permanent basis this summer.

After failing out of favour under former Peterborough United manager Steve Evans, midfielder Mark O’Hara made a loan move to Lincoln City in the January transfer window – just six months after making a permanent move to the club.

O’Hara enjoyed a thoroughly successful time at Sincil Bank with Lincoln City, playing 17 League One games for the club, picking up one goal and three assists along the way. He has said that he is keen to make a permanent move to the club this summer, saying earlier this year:

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“I’ve absolutely loved it, there’s a lot to take in and a lot of small, fine details to get to know when you’re working with the guys. I feel as though I’m getting there now, I understand the players and understand how the manager’s working. I’ve loved every second, I’m really enjoying myself.”

He went on to say that he “a hundred percent” wants to return to the club. However, Posh chairman Darragh MacAnthony has said that Danny Cowley has told him he does not have to money for the deal, saying on Twitter:

O’Hara was placed on the transfer list by Posh at the end of the season, joining Isaac Buckley-Ricketts, Matt Stevens, Aaron Chapman and Callum Cooke on the transfer list at London Road. None of the aforementioned players have left, but MacAnthony has said that they are attracting attention.

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