Oscar Tonge

Defender Oscar Tonge agrees a one-year professional development contract.

Peterborough United are pleased to announce that youngster Oscar Tonge has agreed a one-year professional development contract at the club.

The left-back, who can also operate as a wing-back, will continue his development with Matthew Etherington’s under 23 squad. Tonge, who joined the Academy at under 16 level, is looking forward to the next stage of his career.

“It has been a long road, but I am really happy to sign the contract. When you are an under 16 player, you are only training a couple of times a week but as soon as you become a scholar you are in every day and that step into a professional environment takes a little time to get used too, even things like being in the gym every day can take time to adjust too.

“I am really enjoying it though. I think the position that I play in (left-back) is a demanding one because the modern game dictates that you have to attack as well as defend. I like to do both, I feel it suits my game. I have had a bit of experience at under 23s this season and hopefully I can continue to progress and play more at that level next term,” Tonge said.

Academy Manager Kieran Scarff said: “He is an athletic player, he has a very nice left-foot and the challenge for Oscar now is to put it together on a consistent basis. He has a lot of positive attributes and the next challenge, which you often get with young players, is to string those performances together consistently.

“We know that he has the potential and the attributes and I am sure he will kick on and continue to develop and we are looking forward to see how he progresses.”

Oscar Tonge
Oscar Tonge signing his professional contract alongside family members
Oscar Tonge