STRIKER SCOTT A WANTED MAN

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - World Cup - by ALAN SWANN

STRIKER Scott Ren­dell has be­come Posh’s most wanted player.

League Two sides Torquay, Wy­combe, Steve­nage and Bur­ton Al­bion are all chas­ing the 23 yearold front­man who was one of sev­eral play­ers told by Posh boss Gary John­son at the end of last sea­son that they had no fu­ture at London Road.

And other play­ers on the trans­fer list have started to at­tract in­ter­est to the de­light of the Posh man­age­ment team who are des­per­ate to re­duce the first-team squad by a third to 22.

Striker Rene Howe’s agent is in talks with a cou­ple of Foot­ball League clubs, for­ward Liam Hatch is be­ing courted by League Two side Rother­ham United, winger Ser­gio Tor­res is a tar­get for Lin­coln City again, while cen­tral de­fender Ex­o­dus Geo­haghon re­mains a tar­get for Crewe.

Left-winger Do­minic Green is not on the trans­fer list, but he could be al­lowed to re-join Ch­ester­field on loan af­ter a suc­cess­ful spell there last sea­son. Green’s im­me­di­ate fu­ture could de­pend on the where­abouts of Ge­orge Boyd in Au­gust.

Posh di­rec­tor of foot­ball Barry Fry, the man in charge of trans­fer ne­go­ti­a­tions at London Road, said: “The man­ager wants a squad of 22 which will be dif­fi­cult to achieve, but at least the play­ers avail­able for trans­fer have started to at­tract at­ten­tion.

“We want money for all of the play­ers on the list and in some cases fees have been agreed, but per­sonal terms haven’t. I’m con­fi­dent though that wages won’t be too much of a prob­lem.

“The play­ers we want to leave are not on big money. Tor­res might be the only one who can’t get a club to match what he’s on now.

“But if they want to play foot­ball next sea­son they will have to leave.”

Posh’s val­u­a­tion of Ren­dell has yet to be met, but Torquay are un­der­stood to be the fron­trun­ners to sign him. Ren­dell spent all of last sea­son on loan at Plain­moor.

Fry is yet to hear of any in­ter­est in striker Ben Wright who is also avail­able for trans­fer.

STRIKER Shaun Batt passed his med­i­cal at Cham­pi­onship side Mill­wall yes­ter­day and is now ex­pected to for­mally com­plete his move from London Road next week.

The clubs agreed an undis­closed fee af­ter Batt helped The Lions to pro­mo­tion from League One while on loan at The New Den last sea­son.

POSH will launch their new first­team shirt in the club shop in July 1.

The shirt will not bear a spon­sor’s logo as no lo­cal or na­tional com­pa­nies matched the ask­ing price. In­stead the front of the shirt will fea­ture a spe­cial badge to com­mem­o­rate the 50th an­niver­sary of the club’s elec­tion to the Foot­ball League.

The colour of the club’s of­fi­cial sec­ond strip has yet to be an­nounced.

The third choice shirt will be the blue and white striped Ar­genti­nastyle shirt which was in use last sea­son.

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