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Westley Confirms Addison Departure

22 January 2016

Posh boss Graham Westley has confirmed the departure of defender Miles Addison.

Peterborough United manager Graham Westley has confirmed that experienced defender Miles Addison has left the football club following the conclusion of a short term contract.

The former Derby County man made two starts for the club and scored once during his stay at the ABAX Stadium and Westley paid tribute to his professionalism during his period at the Posh.

"Miles joined knowing full well that we had an abundance of centre half talent at the club, but I have to say that he has been brilliant. He has been here two months and when I have required him to fill in, whether he is match fit or not, he has done the job that a great experienced professional can do.

"His attitude and application, day in day out, has been phenomenal, especially for an experienced boy who has not been getting as much game time that I am sure he wanted, but we have helped to bring him back to fitness and there are now other clubs interested in him.

"It is very difficult for us to strike an ongoing deal with him because he is an experienced lad and commands a salary that matches that and at the moment we have Ricardo Almeida Santos and Jack Baldwin who are in outstanding form, we have Gabi Zakuani and Michael Bostwick on the way back from injury and we have Shaun Brisley as well, so that is five tremendous centre backs at the football club.

"It is difficult to justify putting a wage on Miles' head that is relevant to his experience and it is a horrible situation where short term it suited both of us but longer term, it won't suit him. I wouldn't think twice about playing him in my team though, he is an outstanding player and an outstanding person," Westley said. 


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