, Peterborough United looked at summer deal for 26-year-old sold by Bradford City in January

Peterborough United looked at summer deal for 26-year-old sold by Bradford City in January

Peterborough United enquired about a deal for then-Bradford City goalkeeper Harry Lewis last summer, Posh chairman Darragh MacAnthony has revealed.

Peterborough United were on the lookout for a new goalkeeper last summer after the end of Will Norris’ loan. They ended up signing Nicholas Bilokapic from Huddersfield Town, who started as no.1 but has since lost his spot to free agent signing Jed Steer.

The Posh are renowned for their player recruitment, often looking to sign young players or standouts from the leagues below.

Now, during their summer search for a new shot-stopper, it has emerged that Harry Lewis was on their radar. The ‘keeper went into the off-season fresh off the back of an impressive campaign with Bradford City.

Speaking on his podcast ‘The Hard Truth‘ (quotes via the Peterborough Telegraph), Peterborough United chairman and co-owner Darragh MacAnthony has confirmed an enquiry was made regarding Lewis. While explaining some of their difficulties in recruitment, he said:

“It can be tough for us to get a player. We enquired early in the summer about the Bradford City goalkeeper [Lewis] and I suspect because it was us the price went up. I bet we were quoted more than what they eventually sold him for.

“But the reality is we always make sure the selling club are looked after in terms of future sales. We look after them with profit from sell-ons, even Premier League clubs like Newcastle United when we sold Toney.”

As noted by MacAnthony, Lewis was sold by the Bantams in January. Carlisle United swooped in for his signature and he’s started every League One game since.

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, Peterborough United looked at summer deal for 26-year-old sold by Bradford City in January

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As noted by MacAnthony, Lewis was sold by the Bantams in January. Carlisle United swooped in for his signature and he’s started every League One game since.

However, the Cumbrians have won only once in those 12 games as their season coasts towards a thoroughly disappointing end. They’re bottom of the League One table and look destined for relegation.

Lewis would have been a good signing for Peterborough United though. He’d starred in Bradford City’s play-off campaign and after missing out on promotion, a step up to a club high up in the third-tier like Posh would have been more than justified.

The goalkeeping situation at London Road is an interesting one. Permanent addition Bilokapic has put in some fine displays and is no doubt a promising ‘keeper but errors crept in and when injury hit, the experienced Steer came in. He’s not relinquished his starting spot since, but is only on a deal until the end of the season.

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