Peterborough United have confirmed on their club website that they have completed a deal to bring fan favourite George Boyd back to the club after his release from Sheffield Wednesday, with the midfielder signing on a two-year deal.
Peterborough United have brought midfielder George Boyd back to the club ahead of the new League One season, and the move has got fans very excited.
Boyd becomes the club’s ninth summer signing, and the eight signings prior had already got fans predicting a promotion pursuit. The former Sheffield Wednesday man follows Mark Beevers, Frazer Blake-Tracy, Serhat Tasdemir, Christy Pym, Niall Mason, Frankie Kent, Dan Butler and Mo Eisa through the doors at London Road.
The 33-year-old made his EFL debut during his first spell at the club, which spanned from 2007 to 2013. Boyd fast became a fan favourite as he played an important role in two consecutive promotion winning seasons in 2007/08 and 2008/09, before helping the club back into the Championship in the 2010/11 season.
The playmaker made 291 appearances for the club across all competitions, scoring 74 goals and providing 53 assists along the way. Since leaving the club he has made an impressive career for himself, playing in the Premier League and the Championship for Hull City, Burnley and Sheffield Wednesday along the way.
Now, his return to the Posh has got fans excited. Boyd is looking to help the club win promotion to the Championship once again to add a fourth promotion to his honours during his time with the Posh. Reacting on Twitter, here’s what Posh fans had to say about Boyd’s return:
Oh my sweet baby Jesus! The 🐐 is back!!!! 😍😍😍
— The Posh Eye (@theposheye) July 15, 2019
— Alex (@alex_lucas18) July 15, 2019
— Nathan Young (@nathan_young92) July 15, 2019
— Alexander Hamilton (@ADHamilton91) July 15, 2019
Delighted that George is back at Posh, my fondest memories of watching Posh have him at the centre of them – the backing of the manager this pre-season is unparalleled and Boyd returning has topped it for me! #pufc
— Football_Fanatic (@kelansarson) July 15, 2019