New­boy is ready to make a TV de­but

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Sport - By Alan Swann @PTAlanSwann

New Posh goal­keeper Luke McGee is ready to make his Foot­ball League de­but af­ter serv­ing an 11-year ap­pren­tice­ship at Spurs. McGee, who is 21 to­mor­row (Fri­day), has been at White Hart Lane since the age of 10.

He’s played reg­u­lar re­serve tea­man­dun­der21­foot­ball for the North Lon­don gi­ants and grad­u­ated to the first-team squad for the last two sea­sons with­out man­ag­ing to make a se­nior ap­pear­ance.

But McGee i s happy to break those Spurs ties for the chance­to­ex­pe­ri­encecom­pet­i­tive first-team­foot­ball for the first time.

An­dif his first taste is a live tele­vised game against Swin­don on Satur­day, so much the bet­ter!

“That would be an i nter­est­ing de­but,” McGee ad­mit­ted.”I’d cer­tainly be up fotr that! But I sus­pect I will have to train my way into the start­ing line-up.

“The move came about very quickly. I heard of Peter­bor­ough’sin­ter­est onMon­day, met­the­m­an­agerand­watched thegame­onTues­dayandthen signed yes­ter­day.

“I’mlook­ing­for­ward­to­get­ting stuck in. MarkTyler (cur­ren­tPosh­goal­keeper) has­tons of ex­pe­ri­ence so train­ing with him and learn­ing from him can only do me good.

“I’ve been at Spurs since I was 10 and for the last cou­ple of sea­sons I’ve been train­ing with the first-team which has been a great ex­pe­ri­ence.

“I’ve seen the odd half of first-team ac­tion in pre-sea­son matches so I can’t wait to get stuck into League One. It’s a dif­fer­ent stan­dard an­dadif- Posh 9 fer­ent style, but I’m sure I will be able to adapt.

“I be­lieve I’m ready to play at this level and the man­ager has told me to knuckle down and fight for the right to play so that’s ex­actly what I will do.

“I be­lieve in train­ing as hard as pos­si­ble ev­ery single day be­cause you never know what’s around the cor­ner.

“As a goal­keeper you have to be ready to play at a mo­ment’s no­tice.

“I set­tled in straight away here. I played with Shaquile Coulthirst at Spurs for years and I know Lee An­gol very well. I was also with (Swin­don keeper) Lawrence Vigouroux at Spurssoit would­beper­fect if I did get a run out on Satur­day.”

Swin­don have three play­ers, Yasir Kasim(Iraq), Jordan Stew­art and Jamie SendlesWhite (North­ern Ire­land), away on in­ter­na­tional duty this week­end.

New Posh sign­ing Luke McGee.

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