Darren Ferguson delighted after Ronnie Edwards signs new deal at Peterborough
Peterborough manager Darren Ferguson has expressed his delight with signing teenager Ronnie Edwards on a new four-year deal.
The 18-year-old centre-back joined from Barnet last August and has made six appearances for newly-promoted Posh.
Ferguson told the club website: “When we sat down with the co-owners and Barry (Fry, director of football) about who we wanted to offer new contracts too, Ronnie was one that we wanted to get sorted quickly.
“I am delighted. Ronnie has caught everyone’s attention with the calmness and maturity in which he plays.
“He has suffered some injuries which has been a hiccup for him and a real shame for the lad, because he would have featured a lot more.
“He is a big one for us because we see real potential in the boy. Thankfully, we have managed to get it done and get it done quickly and I am looking forward to continuing working with him next season.”
Edwards made his second league appearance earlier this month as Peterborough celebrated promotion to the Sky Bet Championship with a season-ending 4-1 win at Doncaster.
He said: “I believe I am in the right place for my development. The manager has been brilliant with me, he gives young players an opportunity and I am looking forward to coming back in pre-season fit and raring to go.
“When I got the opportunity to play this season, I wanted to show what I can do and show the manager what I can do.
“It was difficult picking up the injury so soon after the enforced break for Covid-19 over Christmas. I worked hard to get back fit before the end of the season and it was great to be involved on the final day against Doncaster.”