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Peterborough United complete long awaited return of fan favourite

Peterborough United have finally completed the return of playmaker Lee Tomlin on loan from Cardiff City, the club have announced. 

Peterborough United fan favourite Lee Tomlin has finally had his return to The Posh confirmed, joining from Cardiff City in a deal which will see the playmaker remain at London Road until the end of the season.

The news has sent Posh fans into an excited frenzy, with Tomlin returning for his second spell at the club. Not only are fans excited, but Tomlin is too. The former Middlesbrough and Nottingham Forest man is over the moon to be returning to The Posh, expressing his joy in an interview with the club website.

“I want to thank everybody at Cardiff City for helping to make this transfer happen. I feel like a kid again, I have got a smile on my face and I cannot wait to get started. It feels like coming home. It is a club that I love and a club that I have wonderful memories of.

“It is not just a sentimental move for me though, I am here to help the club try and get promoted. We have wonderful facilities at the club now, it has come on a lot since I was here the first time so there has been a lot of investment and the players are quality players.

“It has taken a little while to get completed but that is all done now and I can concentrate on playing football. I am looking forward to the challenge. The supporters’ have been really positive on social media and I thank them for that. Now it is down to me to train well and hopefully play some regular first team football, which is what it is all about, playing with a smile on my face.”

In his first spell with The Posh, Tomlin made his way into the hearts of fans in a heartbeat. In 156 games for The Posh, Tomlin picked up 43 goals and 43 assists, helping them to promotion in 2011.

Not only did he pick up a reputation as a serial playmaker and goalscoring threat, but he also was seen as a bad boy. The 29-year-old has picked up five red cards in his career, and all of them came during his time at Peterborough United.

Tomlin will be hoping that he can emulate his form that saw him catch the eye in his first spell with Posh, helping Steve Evans’ side in their promotion push.

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