The elusive Peterborough target we’re in the hunt for could be midfielder Mark O’Hara, according to a popular Twitter account.
O’Hara, who didn’t feature in my run down of potentials, is a box to box midfielder who would play in the Shay McCartan role, or maybe a little more advanced. It would seem an odd move for the club to make, given that we have four good midfielders on the books already.
That said, the 23-year old would be a strong addition to the squad. he’s a Scotland Under 21 international who played 76 times for Dundee before joining Peterborough in the summer. At the time, Evans dribbled over the player, saying:
“I am absolutely delighted to bring Mark to Peterborough United. He is a young man that I have watched since he made his debut at Celtic Park for Kilmarnock and I have kept track of his progress and it is fair to say he has had an outstanding season with Dundee Football Club. In fairness to Dundee, they worked terrifically well with Barry Fry to get this deal over the line and although it has cost our chairman a few quid, I am sure it will be worthwhile.”
“He is an exciting, full of energy, box to box central midfield player who can score a goal by arriving into the box with some wonderfully timed runs. He is young and for me has an outstanding future ahead of him. I am looking forward to working with him.”
He made 39 appearances last season, scoring twice in a 2-1 win over Glasgow Rangers and playing in all four meetings against Scottish treble winners Glasgow Celtic. He’s 6ft tall as well, offering an imposing threat in the attacking third.
It would be remarkable if we are in for O’Hara, he’s started 14 League One games this season and had Posh fans foaming at the mouth after three goals in his first two games, including a brace against Rochdale in the EFL Cup.
It’s the latest rumour to break on the transfer front, with Cian Bolger linked yesterday. Oddly, the two positions I thought we didn’t need to recruit were centre half and central midfield.
Shows you what I know.