Da­vide has learned a lot from watch­ing hot Totti

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Ice Hockey - By Alan­swann alan. swann@ jpress. co. uk @ Ptalanswann

NewPosh sign­ing Da­vide Petrucci wants to bring a bit of Ryan Giggs and Francesco Totti to Lon­don Road.

The 21 year- old at­tack­ing mid­fielder com­pleted the first loan move of his ca­reer yes­ter­day when leav­ing Old Traf­ford for Lon­don Road.

Petrucci has signed for a month ini­tially, but that deal will be ex­tended if both par­ties are happy that the move is work­ing out.

TheI­tal­ian­wasay­oung­player at Roma who idolised club le­gend Totti be­fore mov­ing to Eng­land four years ago.

Petrucci said: “I heard­about this move a lit­tle while ago and the more I thought about it the more I wanted to come.

“I’ve never been on loan be­fore, but it’s a chance for me to de­velop my ca­reer so I’m very happy to be here.

“I wa­sex­cited whenI­moved to Manch­ester United be­cause I was join­ing one of the big­gest clubs in the world,

“I started well there, but I suf­fered­abad­in­jury­whichkept me out for two years.

“I came­back­well­last­sea­son though and now I am ready to kick on again.

“I hope I can do well for Peter­bor­ough an­duse­whatIhave learned at my other clubs.

“You can pick up things just by watch­ing play­ers like my hero Totti closely and the help I havere­ceived­fromplay­er­s­like Rio Fer­di­nand and Ryan Giggs has been very use­ful.

“I am still learn­ing and I hopethe­ex­pe­ri­enced­play­er­sat Peter­bor­ough­willal­so­helpme.

“I can’t wait to get started though.”

Petrucci is happy that Scott Woot­ton has come down fromManch­ester with him.

Petruc­ciadded:“Wearevery good friends. We live to­gether andIteach­himI­tal­ian, whilehe teaches me Scouse!”

Posh boss Dar­ren Fer­gu­son is de­lighted to have Petrucci at Lon­don Road.

Fer­gu­son said: “Da­vide is a very good foot­baller.

“He can play any­where in mid­field, he can play off the front and he could play in a sit­ting mid­field role.

“He is a very tal­ented boy and we just have to find the right po­si­tion for him.

“This is Da­vide’s first loan which is why it is only for a month at first. If things work out well for both par­ties I’m sure we will ex­tend it.”

Newloan sign­ing Da­vide Petrucci can’t wait to get started in a Posh shirt rather than a ManUnited one.

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