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Peterborough United take Franck Queudrue on trial

Franck Queudrue
Queudrue spent three seasons with Birmingham after joining from Fulham

Former Middlesbrough and Birmingham defender Franck Queudrue has joined Peterborough United on trial.

The 31-year-old French defender played the second half of Wednesday's 2-1 defeat by West Ham.

Posh boss Gary Johnson told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire: "He showed some real Premiership quality, some great headers and played some terrific balls.

"It's always handy to have a left-footed centre-back, but we'll have to wait and see what happens."

Queudrue, who spent time on loan at Colchester United last season, is a free agent after leaving Birmingham.

With Gabby Zakunai still recovering from groin surgery, Johnson is on the look-out for defensive options.

"We'll need to have a chat because we might be a chasm away in terms of salary, but he's a good footballer and a good lad," he said.

Dave Hibbert scored his first Posh goal as Johnson handed most of his squad a run-out.

Midfielder Chris Whelpdale was substituted after picking up an ankle knock, while Lee Frecklington remains on the sidelines.



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