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Peterborough United have secured the signature of striker Ricky Miller from Dover Athletic.
Much sought-after Miller scored a stunning 42 goals in 43 games for the Whites last season, and his goalscoring exploits caught the eye of many teams throughout the Football League; it is United however who have moved quickest, and have tied down the 28-year-old to a three-year-deal.
Born in Peterborough, his hometown club saw their attempts to lure the frontman to London Road in January rebuked – however have managed to add the forward this time around.
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Posh’s latest non-league capture has certainly had an up-and-down career thus far, with his move to his place of birth a big chance to show the world of professional football what he can do.
His only previous experience in the league was with Luton Town, where he notched one goal in 12 games for the Hatters during the 2014/15 campaign.
A succession of non-league clubs preceded his move to Kenilworth Road, however it was not until he joined Stamford (For the fourth time) in the 2012/13 season that his ability to hit the back of the net was noticed.
He scored 23 times in 25 games during his time at the club, which then led to a move higher up the footballing pyramid, to Boston United.
Going one better than the previous year, he managed 24 goals in 40 appearances at his new home – with his form at York Street tempting then-Luton boss John Still to bring him down to Bedfordshire.
Things did not work out under Still however, and after leaving Luton for Dover, initially on loan but later permanently, Miller became one of the most feared strikers in the National League.
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Speaking of the transfer, manager Grant McCann expressed his delight at adding the former Charlton Athletic academy player to his squad – and believes he can transfer his form at Dover into the blue shirt of his new club.
“He has been the top player in the National League, has scored over 40 goals and is a winner,” McCann told www.theposh.com.
“He knows where the back of the net is and I am looking forward to working with him.”.
However, it could have been one of the shortest stints at a side ever seen in the Football League, with chairman Darragh MacAnthony revealing today that he has already turned down a £250,000 offer from an unnamed League One club for his new attacker.
Talking to BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, the Irishman confessed, “That could have been the easiest stock transaction of my life. We turned it down. He’s a big part of my plans. I want Ricky to win the golden boot possibly this year, in competition with any other strikers we bring in.”
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