The football club is delighted to announce that Lewis Freestone has agreed a professional contract.

Peterborough United are pleased to announce that highly-rated left-back Lewis Freestone has agreed a three-year professional contract (with a year's option) at the ABAX Stadium.

Freestone has impressed during pre-season and scored his first goal for the club in the penalty defeat to AFC Rushden and Diamonds in the final of the Maunsell Cup.

The teenager put pen to paper on the pitch ahead of the friendly fixture with Barnsley on Saturday.

Manager Grant McCann has been impressed with what he has seen from Freestone and is pleased his future is now secure. "It is great to get Lewis tied up in terms of his contract. He has been excellent for us during the pre-season campaign.

"Lewis wasn't in the schools programme so he has actually gone from training two times a week to full-time football in the under 18s with Jack Collison and then being involved in the first team in a very short space of time.

"I am delighted he has committed his future to the club. He deserves it. It is just the start for him though, he has to get his head down now and work really hard for the under 18s, work hard if he gets the opportunity in the under 21s and ultimately further down the line, he may get his chance in the first team," McCann said.