POSH IN QUICKLY TO NET DOVER’S MILLER

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEWS - By Sam Hawthorn

PETER­BOR­OUGH have won the race to sign Ricky Miller, end­ing months of spec­u­la­tion about his fu­ture.

Boss Grant McCann is con­vinced the Dover Ath­letic for­ward will be a hit in the EFL.

The 28-year-old, who was born in Peter­bor­ough, scored 42 goals in 43 games for the Whites in the Na­tional League this sea­son, earn­ing him a move to League One as he put to pen to pa­per on a three-year deal on Wed­nes­day.

Miller – who has also had spells at Bos­ton and Lu­ton – made the easy de­ci­sion to sign for his home­town club, de­spite in­ter­est from plenty of other clubs.

McCann ad­mits he was re­lieved to get the deal done af­ter fail­ing to sign the Na­tional League Player of the Year in Jan­uary.

“I am de­lighted Ricky has signed. We are pleased it is all done and dusted now,” said McCann.

“He has been the top player in the Con­fer­ence (Na­tional League), has scored over 40 goals and is a win­ner.

“He knows where the back of the net is and I am look­ing for­ward to work­ing with him.”

While Miller is on his way to Posh, a num­ber of play­ers are ex­pected to leave this sum­mer, with 11 placed on the trans­fer list.

For­wards Adil Nabi, 23, and Shaquile Coulthirst, 22, mid­fielder Brad In­man, 25, and 28-year-old de­fender Michael Smith have been told to find new clubs.

Seven oth­ers have been trans­fer-listed as they still have one year left on their con­tracts.

That is a con­sis­tent pol­icy at the ABAX Sta­dium.

It means that highly-rated mid­field­ers Michael Bost­wick, 28, and Mar­cus Mad­di­son, 23, could leave, as well as the likes of 22-yearold for­ward Lee An­gol, left-back Jerome Bin­nomWil­liams, 22 and for­ward Jor­dan Ni­chol­son, 23.

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