At the weekend, It was reported here on The72 that Peterborough United midfielder and vice-captain Alex Woodyard was looking to find a new club before the end of the transfer window. Now, manager Darren Ferguson has had his say.
Speaking to the Peterborough Telegraph, Peterborough United manager Darren Ferguson has confirmed that midfielder Alex Woodyard is looking to find a new club before the end of the transfer window, adding that the club are continuing to search for a new midfielder.
Over the course of the transfer window, a number of midfielders have been linked with moves to Posh. While bringing in the likes of George Boyd and Josh Knight, Rochdale’s Callum Camps and Bolton Wanderers’ Luke Murphy have also been linked. But, the signing of said desired midfielder is yet to materialise, with over a week remaining of the current window.
Despite the struggle to bring in a new midfielder, Ferguson has confirmed that Woodyard is looking to make a move away from London Road after one difficult season.
“There are obviously a lot of players who have been told that I’m happy for them to find another club and get on with their career. I’ve looked at the start of the season and had a conversation with Alex and he’s one who can find another club if he gets a move that is right for him.
“I just feel there hasn’t been a big enough improvement from him.
“People may say ‘why wasn’t this done before the start of the season?’ but the honest answer is that we’ve been trying since May to sign a central midfield player. We just haven’t been able to get one in because of different things that have gone on and we’re still trying. I would like to sign one in the next couple of weeks.
“It’s the one area we haven’t got in terms of the type of player we know we need, but everything else we’ve managed to get so you’d maybe take that a little bit. We’ve had conversations with the chairman daily and we’re not going to panic about it.