STRIKER SCOTT A WANTED MAN
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.