Former Wisbech Town frontman Jack Friend lands professional deal at League One Peterborough United

Jack Friend during his days with Wisbech Town. Picture: STEVE WILLIAMS

Jack Friend during his days with Wisbech Town. Picture: STEVE WILLIAMS - Credit: Archant

Teenage talent Jack Friend has signed his first professional contract with Peterborough United.

The striker has committed his long-term future to the Posh after shining for the club's under-18s. Harry Anderson, Jonny Edwards and Tobi Adebayo-Rowling joined their team-mate in penning deals at London Road this morning.

Head of Academy coaching and acting under 18s manager Kieran Scarff said: 'These four players have got a lot of potential and we are excited to watch their progress with us here at Peterborough United.'

Friend, 18 – a former student at the College of West Anglia in King's Lynn – was picked up by the League One outfit after shining for semi-pro Wisbech Town. He became his hometown's club youngest goalscorer of all time after finding the net on his debut against Thetford aged 16 years and seven days.

Peterborough chairman Darragh MacAnthony, also speaking to his club's official website, said: 'Jack Friend and Jonny Edwards have put pen to paper and they have scored 50 goals in all competitions between them this season. We have high hopes for them.

'Tobi has played on the wing, at right back at right wing back and has come on a bunch and the lads are really impressed with him. Harry Anderson made his first team debut against Bradford, the first team have seen the desire that the lad. He has been brilliant.

'All four have great character, they are fine young men and will represent our football club in years to come. I am very excited and happy with what we have done today.'