Peterborough United second-year apprentice János Bodnár has penned a two-year professional development contract at the club.
The teenage right-back was a constant figure for the Under-18s last season and progressed into the Under-21s, while he has also gained first-team experience after featuring on the bench in the last game of the 2021/22 Sky Bet Championship campaign against Blackpool.
Additionally, Hungarian Under-19 international Bodnár earned his first minutes at senior level in a pre-season friendly against Hull City last month.
“It is a very proud moment for me and my family because this is what I have been working towards for all my life,” he told the club website. “The main goal has always been to get into the first team, but I have been really pleased with the way I have developed in the last year or so, getting minutes for the first team in pre-season.
“So I’m very thankful to the gaffer and all the club staff for giving me these opportunities to be involved with the first team and I am looking forward to building on that in the Under-21s this season.
“One of my strengths is going forward and in today’s modern game, a full-back needs to have the ability to attack, but also defend. I do feel one of the areas I have to improve is defending, but I feel that has got a lot better. I already have experience in the Under-21s and the target is to get plenty of minutes this season, and hopefully push for the first team.”
Manager Grant McCann added: “He is a tremendous young player, who has a great attitude and is always keen to learn and develop as a player. So, we are really pleased that he has decided to sign as he’s everything we like and we are excited to see how he develops throughout the upcoming campaign.”