Peterborough United have completed the loan signing of experienced Bradford City defender Alan Sheehan until the end of the season.

The 28-year-old has made over 200 league appearances during his career and was in the Bantams side that were beaten in the FA Cup quarter-final to Championship side Reading last weekend.

Sheehan will provide competition for places in the full-back areas and also brings excellent set-piece quality. The left-footed player has also shown his versatility by playing in other positions during his career.

Manager Dave Robertson was pleased to have him on board for the run-in: 'Alan became available and is an excellent addition to our squad for the rest of this season. He can operate at left-back and I felt we needed strengthening in the full-back positions because we had no natural replacements in that area should injuries occur.'

The former Republic of Ireland under 21 international started his career at Leicester City and has also played for Leeds United, Swindon Town and Notts County. He played against Posh for the Magpies last term.