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Peterborough captain taken off transfer list

PROTESTED HIS INNOCENCE: Zakuani

PETERBOROUGH UNITED captain Gabriel Zakuani has been removed from the transfer list after the club initially placed him there for a breach of club discipline.

Zakuani – who captains the Posh – and fellow Peterborough team-mates Tyrone Barnett, Nathaniel Mendez-Laing and Emile Sinclair were all fined and put on the transfer list for going to a nightclub on November 10 following a 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace.

In a long series of tweets on social network website Twitter, The Democratic Republic of Congo-born Zakuani, 26, protested his innocence and is no longer on the transfer list or fined.

Sinclair also had has fine lifted. Both Sinclair and Zakuani are available for selection against Blackburn Rovers on November 17.

Mendez-Laing has since joined Portsmouth on a one-month loan deal.

Discussing the decision to take Zakuani off of the transfer list, Peterborough manager Darren Ferguson told Sky Sports News: “… Since further enquiries have come in, obviously Gaby and Emile's only crime was going out, the other two will be dealt with differently.

"The key point I made to payers is they have gone out in Peterborough. That shows a total disrespect to the club's fans, to myself, to other team-mates because we have lost against Palace and we are second-bottom in the league.

"It just sends the wrong example and if it was up to me I would fine all four of them, although I can't do that now as the representatives have got involved.

"If four of my players went out again after we lost to Blackburn, I would want to fine them and that will be the case from now on."

Ferguson added: "Three are (still on the transfer list), Gaby is not. Emile is still on but that is a footballing decision."

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