Peterborough: Ferguson admits Craig Alcock unlikely to sign

Craig Alcock
Alcock made 112 appearance for Peterborough in all competitions over three season

Peterborough boss Darren Ferguson has admitted the League One side are unlikely to re-sign Craig Alcock.

Alcock, 26, made 39 appearances last season, but despite being released in May, Posh want him to re-join after losing fellow right-back Mark Little.

"I'm a very patient man and I've given Craig every opportunity without actually setting a time on it," Ferguson told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.

"He hasn't come back to me, so I'm definitely looking at other options."

Ferguson added: "We've had meetings with him and [director of football] Barry Fry's offered him a contract, better than anywhere else I think.

"I've spoken to him about the football side of things. You've got to hope after that he gives a positive answer but he's not given anything so we will wait and see."

Manchester City player Adam Drury will join the League One side on their pre-season trip to Portugal with the Posh boss eager to take a more in-depth look at the 20-year-old.

The right-back made 14 appearances while on loan at Burton Albion between January and May 2013.

"Manchester City have allowed us to have a look at him and Drury's going to come to Portugal with us," he said.

"We know plenty about him already but it's good of City to let us take a proper look at him without having to sign anything straight away.

"If it's a positive feeling from myself then I'll speak with Manchester City. I've always said I prefer to sign players and have them as a Peterborough player than get them on loan but I don't know if that is something they're willing to do."

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