Portsmouth target Dan Butler extends stay at Championship-bound Peterborough

Pompey have been denied a Dan Butler homecoming.

Friday, 21st May 2021, 5:26 pm
Updated Friday, 21st May 2021, 5:35 pm

The Peterborough left-back has signed a new three-year deal at London Road, ending Danny Cowley’s hopes of luring him back to Fratton Park.

With Charlie Daniels not having his contract renewed, Lee Brown remains the club’s only senior left-back.

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Butler, who made 54 appearances for the Blues between 2012-15 before moving to Newport County, was seen as an ideal acquisition for the position and a player who could help revitalise the Pompey ranks.

Yet, Cowley will now have to look elsewhere, with the 26-year-old Isle of Wight-born ace extending his stay at Championship-bound Posh.

Butler told the Peterborough website: ‘It was probably the easiest decision I have made in football.

Dan Butler has signed a new deal at Peterborough Picture: Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images

‘I am really excited for the future; a lot of the boys are already signed up and we can look forward to what’s ahead.’