Assistant manager Mark Robson has left the club to join West Ham United as under 23s manager.

Peterborough United can confirm that assistant manager Mark Robson has departed the club to join West Ham United, taking up the role as under 23s manager (Lead Coach) at the Premier League club.

The club can confirm that under 23s manager Matthew Etherington will step up to join Darren Ferguson’s management team. Simon Davies will move up from the under 18s to take the role of under 23s manager while Jamal Campbell-Ryce will take the reins of the under 18 group.

Manager Darren Ferguson said: “It is never ideal to have to make a change within the management structure midway through the season, so the changes that have been made are designed to make as minimal impact as possible and we will see how it goes as we move forward.”

Robson returned to the club following the departure of Gavin Strachan to Scottish Premier League side Celtic and he was part of the team that secured promotion from Sky Bet League One last term. The club would like to wish Mark well at the Hammers and thank him for his contribution.