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Former Blackpool man eyes Peterborough promotion

Colin Daniel has left Blackpool to join Peterborough United
Colin Daniel has left Blackpool to join Peterborough United

Former Blackpool man Colin Daniel says the lure of a promotion push with Peterborough United was too difficult to turn down.

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The left-back, who was out of contract at Bloomfield Road, signed a two-year contract with Pool’s League One rivals last week.

The 30-year-old, who made 70 appearances in his two-year spell at Blackpool, paid tribute to his former manager Gary Bowyer but admitted it was the right time to move on.

He said: “Gary Bowyer is a great manager and he just told me to get my head down, play games and hopefully we will do well together.

“We got promotion from League Two to League One in our first season and this season we had a good finish.

“I enjoyed my time there but I’m a Peterborough player now and it’s my goal to improve here under Steve Evans.

“That’s one of the things I said to my agent at the start, if any club does come in for me I want to be challenging for promotion rather than at the other end of the table.

“So Peterborough is an ambitious club, I’ve seen that over the years, and Steve Evans is an ambitious manager as well so I’m more than happy to be here.”

Posh finished in ninth position in League One last season but Evans’ outfit will hope to do better next year.

“In this league it’s just about consistency,” Daniel added.

All the teams are fairly similar, apart from the bigger clubs, but anyone can beat anyone on their day.

“If Peterborough can enjoy a good start and maintain it then I think we can have a good year.”