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Posh Swoop For Collison

29 May 2015

Posh have completed the signing of former West Ham United midfielder Jack Collison on a one-year contract.

Peterborough United have made their first summer signing with Welsh international Jack Collison penning a one-year deal at the ABAX Stadium.

The 26-year-old spent time in the Posh Academy and the Cambridge United youth set-up before joining West Ham's Academy after impressing on a trial with the Hammers.

Collison went on to play over 100 games for the Hammers scoring 14 goals and has made 17 appearances at international level.

Posh boss Dave Robertson was delighted with his first summer acquisition and said: 'I have been speaking with Jack for a number of weeks now and I am delighted that he has agreed to join the club and bought into what we are trying to achieve here. He brings a lot of experience and has obviously played at the highest level both with West Ham United and with his country Wales.

'He has scored some big goals including in a play-off semi-final and he fits into what we are looking for as coaches. I believe in Jack, I know what he can bring to this football club and myself and Grant (McCann) are looking forward to working with him.'

Collison has also spent time at AFC Bournemouth, Wigan Athletic and Ipswich Town during his career and has been linked with a host of clubs since his departure from Portman Road..

Collison said: 'It feels a bit like a fairytale because I started my career at Peterborough in the Academy so it is great to be back here. I knew the manager back then and I have been speaking with him and I believe in his plans for this football club. The manager has played a massive part in my decision to sign here.

'I had a great time with West Ham and have been working extremely hard day and night to get myself ready for a new challenge this summer and I am looking forward to meeting the boys in the dressing room in pre-season and getting out there on the pitch.'

You can watch interviews with Jack and Dave on the club's official YouTube channel.

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