With a growing injury list going into 2004, boss Graham Westley moved to sign defender Sean St Ledger to provide much-needed cover at the back. That injury crisis had hit our defence hard, with just one centre back available for selection for a trip to Hereford United. So, in came St Ledger from Peterborough United – having featured in a pre-season match between the sides just a few months before.
Posh gaffer Barry Fry obviously felt comfortable letting the 20-year-old Irishman come to us. After all, he’d only featured twice as a substitute at London Road up to that point of the 2003-4 campaign. And it’d be nice to claim that we gave him the platform on which to build his career to a point that he was turning out for clubs like Preston North End. He was even called up to represent the Republic of Ireland too.
But it had nothing to do with us. He didn’t play for us during his time at the club; returning to Posh with no more experience than he came with.