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21st February 2013 Thursday – George Boyd today  joined the Tigers on an emergency  loan from Peterborough for the remainder of the season, and it is rumoured Steve Bruce will look to offer him a two year contract after the end of this season at which time he will be a free agent.

During Peterborough’s match against Millwall on Tuesday this week the 27 year old scored one goal and made three others. He has netted seven goals for Peterborough this season. He has scored 64 goals for Peterborough in 263 league appearances (74 goals in 295 total appearance).

There is mixed speculation on the fee City are parting with which ranges from £200,000 to a seven figure sum

It is reported that at least three other clubs showed interest in Boyd during the January transfer window and a deal with Nottingham Forest controversially collapsed when he failed an eye test. Peterborough have branded Nottingham Forest’s owners  “a disgrace to the game” over their handling of this incident.

Boyd started his career in the Charlton Athletic youth system, joining Stevenage Borough of the Conference National in 2001 and making his first-team début in 2002. He spent five seasons at Stevenage, scoring over thirty goals from midfield in all competitions. He left in January 2007 to join League Two side Peterborough United for a fee of £260,000, and won two successive promotions in the 2007–08 and 2008–09 seasons. In March 2010, Boyd joined Nottingham Forest on loan until the end of the 2009–10 season. On return to his parent club in July 2010, Boyd signed a new three-year contract at Peterborough.

He also played for the England National Game XI team, who represent England at non-League level, from 2005 to 2006, earning six caps and scoring one goal. Despite being born in England, his maternal grandfather comes from Scotland and he played for the Scotland B team in 2009.

Boyd is left footed and has been used on the left-wing throughout the majority of his career. He has describes himself as a winger, but has stated that he prefers to play “in the hole” because the position allows him to get more time on the ball.

While playing for his first Senior Club Stevenage he earned the nickname  “The White Pelé” due to his use of tricks, as well as the amount of flair Boyd brought to the team at such a young age.


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