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Smith Agrees New Deal

29 June 2016

Defender Michael Smith has agreed a new deal with the football club.

Peterborough United are pleased to announce that defender Michael Smith has agreed a new three-year deal with the football club.

The Northern Ireland international was named as the club's new vice-captain by boss Grant McCann on Tuesday evening.

The full-back, who played at right and left-back at times last term, was desperately unlucky to miss out on Euro 2016 after appearing in several of the warm-up games for his country, but he has returned to pre-season training in excellent form.

Boss McCann was thrilled that Smith has agreed the new deal: "I am really pleased, Michael and Ben were the two priorities for me, knowing their deals were coming to an end. He has been great since he joined, we have helped make him an international player and I am sure he will be knocking on Michael O'Neill's door now for the World Cup qualifiers.

"It is good to get him committed for the long-term, he has a house in the area and didn't want to move anywhere else. Hayden White has started the first few days of pre-season really well, he is lightning quick and will be giving Michael some serious competition for that right-back berth.

"That is what I wanted, he hasn't had that competition before and I think he is really relishing that competition. He has agreed his deal done early, he has come back in really good shape and it is really hotting up for that right back slot," McCann said.

We will be hearing from Michael Smith on ThePoshTV later today.


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