Gorm­ley goes and Ben should follow

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Sport -

Mis­fit­strik­erJoeGorm­ley­has left Posh for a spell in Scot­tish foot­ball with Premier League side St Johnstone.

The25-year-old has­moved northofthe­bor­deron­loa­nun­til Jan­uary.

Gorm­ley en­joyed a for­mi­da­ble rep­u­ta­tion in Ir­ish foot­ball with­Cliftonville be­fore he joined Posh in June 2015.

But his Posh ca­reer has been blighted by aloss of for­mand fit­ness. Gorm­ley failed to score in just seven Posh ap­pear­ances be­fore suf­fer­ing a knee lig­a­ment in­jury which kept him on the side­lines for seven months.

But St Johnstone man­ager Tommy Wright be­lieves he can re-kin­dle Gorm­ley’s scor­ing prow­ess.

Wright said: “I’ve fol­lowed Joe’s ca­reer since his days in Ir­ish foot­ball and I wanted to sign him when he chose to move to Peter­bor­ough.

“Things haven’t gone well for him down there, but he is fully fit again now and I’m look­ing for­ward to work­ing with him.

“At his best he is a very nat­u­ral goalscorer.”

Posh were also ex­pect­ing goal­keeper Ben Al­nwick to move to League One ri­vals Bolton on a free trans­fer last night.

Al­nwick­re­quested a trans­fer from Posh for per­sonal rea­sons just six weeks af­ter sign­ing a new three-year con­tract at the ABAX Sta­dium and Posh moved quickly to get him off the wage bill. The Peter­bor­ough Tele­graph un­der­stands no fee was in­volved for a 29 year-old who made 97 ap­pear­ances for Posh fol­low­ing his ar­rival in July, 2014.

Al­nwick’s form had been patchy this sea­son and he had re­cently lost his start­ing place to 39 year-old goal­keep­ing coach Mark Tyler.

Posh signed Spurs goal­keep­erLukeMcGee­tore­place Al­nwick.

The 20 year-old has been third-choice goal­keeper at the Premier League club for the last two sea­sons, but has yet to make a se­nior competitive ap­pear­ance.

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