Michael Bostwick has signed a new three and a half year contract with Peterborough United.

Peterborough United are delighted to announce that Michael Bostwick has signed a new three and a half year contract with the football club which will keep him at the ABAX Stadium until 2018.

Bostwick put pen to paper on the deal at Nene Park Academy on Tuesday morning to the delight of caretaker manager Dave Robertson.

'It is a massive signing for the football club. He is a fantastic player and a fantastic leader in the dressing room and it is really exciting for us as a management team and it is exciting for the rest of the players in that dressing room.

'I am sure it is exciting for the supporters too because I think they recognise what a talent he is. We hope that Michael will be a key part of what we are trying to achieve at this football club,' Robertson said.

The 26-year-old joined Posh from Stevenage in July 2012 and has made over 100 league appearances for the club.

Bostwick said: 'I love playing for this football club and I am delighted that everything is sorted out with regards to my future. I have really enjoyed my time here and I didn't want to be going anywhere else. I am really enjoying my football and I am excited about what lies ahead.'

Chairman Darragh MacAnthony said: 'This was one of the easiest contract negotiations I have ever been involved in. Michael just wants to play football. He is settled in the area, loves playing for this football club and we are delighted that he has committed his long term future with us.

'He has been immense in these last few games for us. It has been something that has been in the pipeline since the summer, but Dave Robertson, Aaron Mclean and Grant McCann wanted to get this done this week and I was happy to get everything done for them.

'We signed Michael as a goalscoring central midfielder. He had scored 12 goals for Stevenage and in the last few years he hasn't played regularly in that position, but I think you can see what he brings to that position. We are very pleased everything is completed,' MacAnthony said.