Young quartet Harry Anderson, Jack Friend, Jonny Edwards and Tobi Adebayo-Rowling have all committed their long term futures to the football club.
Peterborough United are delighted to announce that winger Harry Anderson, strikers Jack Friend and Jonny Edwards and midfielder Tobi Adebayo-Rowling have all committed their long term futures to the football club.
The foursome put pen to paper on deals at the club's training base, Nene Park Academy, on Tuesday morning.
Anderson joined Posh from Crawley Town after the Reds' youth system was disbanded and made his first team debut in the victory against Bradford City at the ABAX Stadium earlier this month. Edwards and Friend have scored 39 goals in the youth team between them this season and both netted in the youth team victory over Exeter City at the weekend. Friend joined the club from Wisbech Town, while Edwards joined the club from Stevenage. Adebayo-Rowling has impressed everyone since his arrival from Eastbourne Borough and can operate in a number of positions.
Head of Academy coaching and acting under 18s manager Kieran Scarff said: 'The current crop of under 18s are a great group of lads and that filters through the Academy to the lower age groups highlighting just how important the youth set up has been for the football club in recent years. It is a great opportunity for the lads and it is a great opportunity for us as coaches to continue to aid their development.
'These four players have got a lot of potential and we are excited to watch their progress with us here at Peterborough United.'
Chairman Darragh MacAnthony said: 'Anytime we sign up four lads with that kind of talent is a really good day. What we are doing is protecting our young talent. When you add Dion-Curtis Henry and Leonardo Da-Silva-Lopes, that is six players that we have secured the services of. It is very important because without them being tied down, they can be stolen for next to nothing and we have high hopes for all of these guys.
'Dion is a real talent, there are a lot of Premier League clubs looking at him. We all know what a talent Leo is, even the first team look at him in training and say 'Wow' because he is only 16. This morning, Jack Friend and Jonny Edwards have put pen to paper and they have scored 50 goals in all competitions between them this season. We have high hopes for them.
'Tobi has played on the wing, at right back at right wing back and has come on a bunch and the lads are really impressed with him. Harry Anderson made his first team debut against Bradford, the first team have seen the desire that the lad. He has been brilliant.
'All four have great character, they are fine young men and will represent our football club in years to come. I am very excited and happy with what we have done today,' MacAnthony said.