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By Alex Beard
Peterborough United’s longest serving player Jermaine Anderson has today committed himself to the club, signing a contract extension through to 2019.
The midfielder’s new two-year deal extends a stay at the club which began when he joined from Arsenal’s academy in 2012.
He has subsequently had to battle through two long-term injuries but has still managed 77 appearances and eight goals for the club in that five year span.
And the 21-year-old was delighted to have his future remain at the ABAX Stadium: “Firstly, I want to thank the chairman Darragh MacAnthony, the Director of Football Barry Fry and the manager Grant McCann for showing so much faith in me and it is up to me now to repay that faith and kick-on,” he told Posh’s official website.
“I can now fully concentrate on my football and it is down to me to work hard in training and try and demonstrate that I am ready to come into the starting line-up.
“I have been here a long-time and it feels weird to hear I am the longest serving player because I still feel young. I know this club and have been part of a lot of squads, but this one really does have a great vibe, the players are very close and we all want to succeed together.”
Peterborough chairman Darragh MacAnthony said: “Jermaine is one of our own. He has come through the academy and is a huge talent. He is still only 21 years old and has a lot of years ahead of him so we are really pleased he has committed himself to the club.”
Anderson will look to continue his recovery from injury when Posh welcome Oxford United to the ABAX Stadium on Saturday.