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Following a month-long loan spell with the club, goalkeeper James Pullen has signed a two-year contract with Peterborough United.

The 21-year old joins Peterborough from Ipswich Town, having impressed manager Barry Fry during his loan spell, and he now fully intends to make his mark at London Road by taking over the first team shirt currently kept by Mark Tyler.

"I have signed a two-year deal and I am very happy," said the player who has also spent time recently on loan at Dagenham & Redbridge and Blackpool.

"I have waited for a league club to come in for me and thankfully Barry Fry expressed an interest.

"I just want to crack on and push for a place in the starting line-up now," he told the club's official website.

"I have enjoyed my loan spell, admittedly I didn't have the best of games against Brentford in the reserves during the week, but now that things are sorted out and I have signed, I just want to get down to playing football.

"It is going to be tough to displace Tyler, I am obviously going to push him and hopefully better him as a player.

"I am not here just to warm him up and sit on the bench, Mark knows that and we get on well.

"I have played against him when I was at Blackpool and we have a laugh together so the atmosphere between us is very good - I can't wait to start playing.

Fry too was happy to see Pullen become a permanent fixture at Peterborough.

"I am delighted to sign him for this and next year," he enthused.

"It is a long time since we had a senior goalkeeper to push Mark Tyler and now we have got two good young goalkeepers as well as an outstanding youngster in Luke McShane."