EMIL SET TO RETURN

Thursday July 05, 2018
PETERBOROUGH have confirmed Emil Grondal will return to the team when their Championship campaign resumes next week.

Grondal has been ruled out since suffering a horror crash in Denmark in late May, but has come through practice sessions both in his homeland and at the East of England Arena last Friday.

Ellis Perks, who came in for five matches plus the Championship Fours as reserve after previously-planned signing Edward Kennett was also injured, has been released and has now secured a team place in the National League with Plymouth.

And Panthers promoter Ged Rathbone has given a glowing reference to Perks, who came in at short notice and was part of a Panthers team which won all five matches he was involved in, plus the Fours at Redcar.

Rathbone said: “Ellis has been absolutely fantastic. Strangely enough when we signed him we heard loads of stories about how he could be a prima donna, and all sorts of things like that.

“But it couldn’t be further from the truth from what we’ve seen. He’s enjoyed himself, and I was pleased to give him a lap of honour after last week’s meeting to say thank-you to the supporters, and for them to thank him.

“He dropped everything at short notice to come over from Australia to join us, and I’d certainly look at him again for the future. He’s been a perfect professional during his time with us, and I wish him all the best at Plymouth.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming Emil back next Friday against Scunthorpe. He’s been out practising over the last week or so including at Peterborough, and it will be good to have him back with us.”


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