Peterborough owner and chairman Darragh MacAnthony is like a breath of fresh air amongst the usually stifling, darkened corridor mob of club owners. He is open and honest when he speaks to the media.
He was so when he was speaking to BBC Radio Cambridgeshire (full interview at foot of page) ahead of the upcoming League One season. He was obviously asked about the big issues such as the Marcus Maddison situation, and the mega-money transfer of Jack Marriott to Derby County. However, he also commented on other issues away from these.
One thing that he spoke about was the loan deal that has seen the Posh take Leeds United youngster Tyler Denton on loan for the season.
Denton is one of a number of youngsters at Elland Road who are breaking through from the Thorp Arch academy system and eyeing up first team status. The 22-year-old left-back, who can also fill in at left-midfield, has three senior appearances for Leeds United to his name, these all coming in the Carabao Cup.
He featured away from Elland Road last season at League Two Port Vale on a half-season loan. During his time there, Denton featured 15 times in the league, providing two assists.
Speaking of Denton, MacAnthony said [17;17]: “Tyler Denton is one [loan deal] that came up. The gaffer knew him and I’m really glad we did that deal. And he’s one that, possibly down the line, I’ve said to Tyler ‘Maybe we’d like to sign you.’ So, and that could happen.”
The on-loan Leeds United defender has scored twice in pre-season for Peterborough, as well as adding two assists. With the emergence of youngster Tom Pearce, and the arrival of Barry Douglas from Wolves, Denton is down the pecking order at Elland Road and will likely be a payer that the Whites will look to move on.
Maybe this is something that is at the back of Peterborough owner Darragh MacAnthony’s mind when he says “that could happen.”