Fergie de­liv­ers a cham­pion sign­ing

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Ice Hockey - By Alan­swann

Since he was last at Lon­don Road Scott Woot­ton has ap­peared in the Cham­pi­ons League. Andthe21year- old­de­fend­er­re­turned­forasec­ond­loanspel­lat Posh from Manch­ester United yes­ter­day con­fi­dent­thathecan use his big- game ex­pe­ri­ence to help his new club avoid rel­e­ga­tion from the Cham­pi­onship.

Co­in­ci­den­tally he will make the­firstap­pear­ance­ofthisstint at Not­ting­hamFor­est, a club he also rep­re­sented on loan last sea­son.

Woot­ton said: “I was dis­ap­pointed not to play that many games when I was with Peter­bor­ough last sea­son, but to have played in the Cham­pi­ons League is a dream come true.

“I never ex­pected that to hap­pen so quickly and it’s cer­tainly given mea­mas­sive­boost.

“I was called into the man­ager’s of­ficeyes­ter­day morn­ing to say Peter­bor­ough­want­edme to re­turn and I was very happy to agree to the move.

“I need­to­play­morec­om­pet­i­tive gamesto­help­me­kick­onin may ca­reer so I’m look­ing for­ward­tothechal­len­ge­ofhelp­ing them­stayintheCham­pi­onship.

“I know­mostofthe­lads­from last sea­son andI­knowthe­m­an­age­ment­team­soI’mcon­fi­dentI will set­tle in quickly again.

“Peter­bor­ough are play­ing a dif­fer­ent sys­tem to when I was here­last sea­son­soI­ex­pec­tIwill be play­ing as one of three cen­tre- backs.

“That’smy­most­com­fort­able po­si­tion.

“It’s ironic that­my­firstgame back will be at For­est.

“About a weekafterI left Peter­bor­ough I joined For­est who were strug­gling at the time.

“I had a good time there though and they en­joyed a really good end to the sea­son.

“I have the ex­pe­ri­ence of that rel­e­ga­tion bat­tle and I’m sure that will help me now.

“I played in mid­field for Peter­bor­ough at For­est last sea­son and we all played very well on the day so a re­peat of that per­for­mance would give us a chance.

“Peter­bor­ough have beaten some big clubs re­cently so they shouldn’t be wor­ried about play­ing any­one.”

Woot­ton played 90 min­utes for Manch­ester United in their Cham­pi­ons League de­feat by Ro­ma­nian side CFR Cluj ear­lier this sea­son.

Scott Woot­ton in ac­tion for Posh at Not­ting­ham For­est last sea­son.

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