Peterborough United boss excited by prospect Joe Newell

Joe Newell
Newell's only Posh start came against Yeovil in April

Peterborough United boss Darren Ferguson has said he rates midfielder Joe Newell as the best youngster the club has produced under his leadership.

The 18-year-old, who has been sidelined for four weeks with an ankle injury, has made one appearance this season.

"He'll get a chance, he would have played a part before his injury," Ferguson told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.

"He's the best one that's come through during my two times at the club, we think he's got a real chance."

Posh chairman Darragh MacAnthony has made youth development a priority at London Road and believes left-winger Newell will one day play for England Under-21s.

"If Joe finally gets a chance, he could be one that gets under-21 honours," MacAnthony said.

"We've identified eight players over the next three seasons who could break into the first-team squad, that's an incredible number for any club to have."