The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP - By Ja­son Phillips

PETER­BOR­OUGH boss Dar­ren Fer­gu­son has ques­tioned the ad­vice be­ing handed down to Lee Tom­lin af­ter the striker slapped in a trans­fer re­quest.

The 24-year-old has notched 35 goals since join­ing from Rush­den & Di­a­monds three years ago but re­jected the of­fer of a new con­tract this sum­mer.

Tom­lin still has two years to run on his deal, and Fer­gu­son be­lieves his ca­reer would be bet­ter suited re­main­ing with the club rather than lis­ten­ing to his en­tourage.

“Lee is en­ti­tled to do what he did,” Fer­gu­son said. “If I was ad­vis­ing him I cer­tainly wouldn’t have ad­vised him to hand in a trans­fer re­quest, but he did and the club re­jected it.

“That re­ally is the end of the mat­ter. Lee has two years left on his con­tract. We tried to ex­tend in the sum­mer, but it didn’t hap­pen.

“I had a quick chat with Lee and I have told him that if his at­ti­tude re­mains as strong as it’s been for the open­ing few matches then we won’t have a prob­lem.

“Lee loves play­ing football and he loves play­ing for this club. There is no way he will sulk over the club’s de­ci­sion. If he did I don’t see who would ben­e­fit so I ex­pect him to con­tinue play­ing very well for this club.”

TRANS­FER: Lee Tom­lin

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