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In July of last year Peterborough United signed former Claret George Boyd on a two year deal with manager Darren Ferguson hailing it as a fantastic signing to take one of the club’s greatest players back to London Road.

Then 33, he signed a two year deal with Peterborough with Ferguson saying at the time that it was a two year deal for a player who was good enough for the Championship should they get there. He played a total of 24 league and cup games last season, including the FA Cup tie at Burnley, but this season his only action has come in a Football League Trophy game against Fulham under-21s when he scored their fourth goal in a 4-2 win.

He’s no longer in Ferguson’s plans and earlier today Barry Fry confirmed that he’d met with the player yesterday with a view to terminating his contract. Fry said: “I met with George yesterday and we had a bit of back and forth over his contract. My concern for George is if he doesn’t leave us before the transfer deadline he will be in limbo until January at least. If we do settle his contract he will be a free agent and he can join a club at any time. He’s travelling down here from Manchester and he has no chance of playing for us.”

This afternoon, Posh confirmed Boyd’s departure having terminated his contract by mutual consent and manager Ferguson said: “With the new salary cap regulations, we just couldn’t find a way of fitting George into it.” He added: “I want to that George for his service to the football club. It has been an absolute privilege to manage him, he has been an outstanding professional and I wish him all the very best for the future.”

Ferguson concluded: “I have absolutely no doubt that he will be a success in whatever he does. He is one of the best players I will have managed and will ever manage, there is no doubt about that.”

Co-owner Darragh McAnthony confirmed that Boyd would, in the future, be inducted into the club’s Hall of Fame.

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