Rendell deal goes through

Striker joins despite earlier denials

Rendell: Proven goalscorer

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Peterborough have completed the signing of Cambridge's Scott Rendell on a three-month loan deal with a view to a permanent transfer in the summer.

Posh denied on Monday that a deal had been struck with the Blue Square Premier side to bring the striker to London Road, but now he is set make the step up to League Two after all.

The England C international had notched 22 goals for the Us this season, but handed in a transfer request last weekend after discovering that Cambridge had rejected an initial approach from Peterborough for his services.

He faces a tough battle to win a place in Darren Ferguson's promotion-chasing side though, as Aaron McLean, Craig Mackail-Smith and George Boyd have all been in impressive goalscoring form this season.

Options

"The arrival of Scott means that I now have four strikers at my disposal again and that is important," Ferguson told the club's official website.

"Rene Howe and Danny Crow are out on loan until the end of the season so it boosts my options in attack.

"He is different to what we have. He is a good size but he is very good technically and of course he has scored a lot of goals.

"He will get hold of the ball and is a very good footballer. He is a good age and a lot to work with."