Posh pounce for Chester

Ferguson brings in defender after Morgan suffers toe injury

Chester: Off to Peterborough

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Peterborough United have signed Manchester United defender James Chester on a month's loan.

Chester recently made his first-team debut for the Red Devils as a substitute in the Carling Cup semi-final against Derby County.

He has now been allowed out on loan to build up his experience and will spend the next month in League One with Peterborough.

Posh boss Darren Ferguson called on his father Sir Alex for help in bringing in Chester after losing Craig Morgan to injury.

Morgan suffered a fractured toe in Saturday's defeat at Huddersfield Town and faces several weeks on the sidelines.

Good experience

Ferguson told the club's official website: "The fact he is at Manchester United tells its own story. It is initially for a month and he will go straight into the team on Tuesday night, if the game is on.

"James made his debut against Derby and has been on the fringes of the first team, but they have some top defenders at Old Trafford.

"It is a good experience for James to come out and get some games in the league and we are delighted to have him on board.

"It had to be done very quickly, I was speaking with my dad on Saturday night and he has helped us out. I look forward to working with him."