Ferguson wants Petrucci to stay

  • Last Updated: January 21 2013, 13:27 GMT

Peterborough boss Darren Ferguson will look to extend Davide Petrucci's loan from Manchester United.

Petrucci: Could extend Peterborough stay

Petrucci has started both Posh's Championship fixtures since joining the club on a month-long deal on January 9.

Ferguson signed defender Scott Wootton from United on the same day on a deal until the end of the season and hopes to keep Petrucci at London Road for the same length of time.

"He is, by definition of where he came from, a very good footballer and he loves being at this club," said Ferguson after his side's 1-1 home draw against Hull on Saturday.

"We only have him for a month at first, but I will definitely try and extend the loan."

Ferguson added: "We have brought Davide Petrucci here to play. He got very frustrated with himself in the second-half (against Hull) which is why I took him off, but we have to bear in mind that he has never been out on loan before."

Meanwhile, goalkeeping coach Barry Richardson has left Peterborough by mutual consent.

Richardson, 43, joined Posh in February 2010 as a player-coach and was on the bench for the npower League One play-off final victory over Huddersfield at Old Trafford the following year in the absence of the injured Joe Lewis.

A statement on the club's official website said: "We would like to thank Barry for his efforts on behalf of the football club and wish him well for the future."


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