Ex-King’s Lynn Town loanee Jack Friend heads home to Wisbech Town after Peterborough United release

Former Wisbech Town striker, Jack Friend, has re-joined the club from Sky Bet League Two side Peterb

Former Wisbech Town striker, Jack Friend, has re-joined the club from Sky Bet League Two side Peterborough United. Photo: Spencer Larham - Credit: Archant

Wisbech Town have re-signed forward Jack Friend after he was released by League One Peterborough United, writes Seb Pearce.

The talented youngster, who signed a professional contract for Posh in March 2015 after his scintillating form for their under-18s, rejoins the Fenmen after failing to break into Posh's first team. The 19-year-old – who spent the majority of last season on loan at King's Lynn Town – became Wisbech's youngest scorer of all time back in 2012 when he found the net aged just 16 years and seven days. He joined Peterborough's academy set up a year later but was released along with five team-mates 10 days ago.

'We hope he can get back in the goals,' Wisbech boss Dick Creasey said.

'He's been here before and knows the club, so we hope the lad can push on again and get firing.'

Left-footed Friend – comfortable operating from out wide or through the middle – made 27 appearances for Lynn, who play two levels above the Fenmen, scoring three goals. He only started 12 games at The Walks.

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The teenager declared he was happy to have rejoined his hometown club on Twitter and added he 'can't wait to get back to enjoying my football and scoring goals'.

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