Peterborough United have completed the signing of goalkeeper Ben Alnwick on a three-year contract with the shot-stopper going straight into the squad for Saturday's pre-season friendly with Brighton and Hove Albion.
The former Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper was a free agent after spells with Leicester City and Norwich City among others and boss Darren Ferguson is pleased to have the 6ft 2in on board.
Ferguson said: 'I am really pleased to get him. He has got vast experience, has played at the top level and there were a lot of clubs looking at him. He is a good goalkeeper, good size and is excellent with his feet, which is what I am looking for, someone who can play from the back.
'We are delighted to get him on board, we feel with his quality and experience he will make a big difference to us. Jimmy Walker, our Goalkeeping Coach, has worked with him at Spurs and Gary Breen played with him up at Sunderland and both spoke very highly of him.
'He is very focussed, he realises he needs to get his career up to speed and the fact he has signed a three-year contract means he has a bit of stability. He can get settled in. He is a good age, he is 27, so should be coming up to his peak. I know he is delighted to be joining, he believes we are the right club for him,' Ferguson said.
Reaction from Ben to follow.