JOSH McQuoid feels game time at Peterborough last season was vital for his development after finding his chances limited at Cherries.

The 24-year-old forward spent the final few months of 2013/14 on loan at Posh and netted in their 3-1 win over Chesterfield in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy final at Wembley.

He also featured in Posh’s squads for both legs of the League One play-off semi-final.

McQuoid told the Cherries website: “I spoke to the manager (Eddie Howe) and the staff at the end of the season and they were pleased with how things went.

“I was in and out for a bit, but I managed to get a good run of games at Peterborough and built up my fitness.

“Having been out for so long, it was a good to be out there and playing again. It was just what I needed because I couldn’t stay here and sit in the stands.

“Even though the training is good here, I needed game time.

“But I felt like there was more to come from me because I was just getting going.

“Injuries in pre-season meant it was difficult for me and in the end the season ended too soon for me.

“Hopefully I can work hard over the summer and give myself a chance when training starts again.”