Goalkeeper Dion-Curtis Henry has penned a two-and-a-half year professional contract.

Peterborough United are delighted to announce that goalkeeper Dion-Curtis Henry has penned a professional contract at the ABAX Stadium which will keep him at the club until June 2017.

The shot-stopper, who has been involved in the first team squad this season, has impressed everyone at the football club and caretaker manager and Academy chief Dave Robertson is pleased his long-term future has been secured.

'I am over the moon for the lad. He has been with us since he was 13-years-old and he has continued to progress year on year. He travelled in from Ipswich for a number of years which demonstrated his commitment to the cause and he has got his rewards.

'All of his hard work has paid off. His progression this season has been exceptional. He started his first season in the under 18s and his performance levels were excellent, hence his call up to the first team at the tender age of 16.

'I am thrilled for him and his family. I am sure he will have a bright future in the game,' Robertson said.

Ian Pledger, the current goalkeeper coach at the football club, initially spotted Dion in one of his sessions and wasted no time in getting him into the Academy.

'We first spotted Dion at one of the residentials that I do over at Oundle School. Dion was outstanding that week and I remember calling Dave Robertson and telling him that he needed to be signed straight away and he hasn't looked back.

'His Mum and Dad have demonstrated great commitment in getting him across from Ipswich from the age of 13 and since he became a scholar, his work-rate has been excellent. Nothing phases Dion, he takes on information really well, he has a great future ahead of him.'