Peterborough have extended Davide Petrucci's loan from Manchester United until the end of the season.

Petrucci has started both of Posh's npower Championship fixtures since joining the club on an initial month-long deal on January 9.

The 21-year-old midfielder told the club's official website: "I am very happy. I only signed for a month in the first place because it was my first loan spell.

"I didn't know what to expect. However, since the first few days I realised that I wanted to stay for longer and I am very pleased to be here until the end of the season."

Posh have also signed Tottenham youngster Alex Pritchard on loan until the end of the season.

Pritchard, 20, a reported target for Liverpool recently, has impressed for Spurs' youth and reserve sides but has yet to make a first-team appearance for the Barclays Premier League club.

Posh chairman Darragh MacAnthony said via Twitter: "Delighted to announce loan signing of Alex Pritchard from Spurs who has joined until end of season. He is a fantastic young talent.

"Myself & Gaffer watched this young lad destroy our reserve team couple weeks ago scoring 4 goals from playing left wing / right wing / attacking midfield."