Hayden Coulson

Posh have completed the loan signing of defender Hayden Coulson from Middlesbrough.

Peterborough United have strengthened their defensive options ahead of the closure of the transfer window with the signing of Middlesbrough defender Hayden Coulson in a loan deal until the end of the current campaign.

The 23-year-old completed the paperwork at the idverde Training Ground on Monday afternoon and will meet his new team-mates on Tuesday. He has been granted permission to play in the Emirates FA Cup with Posh entertaining Queens Park Rangers at the Weston Homes Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Coulson has made seven appearances for Ipswich Town in a loan deal this season, but was recalled by Middlesbrough to allow him to make the move to PE2. Manager Darren Ferguson was pleased to secure the left-back’s services.

“Hayden is an aggressive left-sided defender who can play as a left-back or as a left-wing back. He has Championship experience with over 20 appearances at this level for Middlesbrough. I am looking forward to working with him.”

Coulson, who has had loan spells at St. Mirren and Cambridge United, as well as the Tractor Boys said: “The opportunity to play Championship football was a big attraction and I am joining a club that is fighting to stay in the division, so every point is crucial. When I sat down with the manager, he discussed about how he wants to play and I feel I can help the team achieve their objective.

“In the modern game, if you are a full-back or a wing-back, the job is to defend and support the attack. I feel fit and I am looking forward to meeting the lads and looking forward to the weekend. It is mad to be involved on deadline day, but it is nice to get it done earlier in the week, so I can get used to everything.  The Championship is a relentless league, every game is difficult, but I am sure we have what it takes to survive.”


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