Peterborough United land Dover Athletic striker Ricky Miller on a three-year deal
DOVER ATHLETIC striker Ricky Miller has agreed to sign for League One side Peterborough United on a three-year contract.
The 28-year-old striker has agreed a three-year contract with The Posh and will officially join the club when his current deal expires with the Whites in the summer.
Miller, who scored 42 goals for Chris Kinnear’s side, was named the National League Player of the Year last week and has attracted the attention of a host of clubs following his incredible goalscoring campaign.
Miller, who was raised in Bretton, Peterborough and played local Sunday morning football for Bretton FC before moving through the divisions with Spalding United, Stamford and Boston United among others before joining Luton Town where he netted his first Football League goal.
Peterborough United boss Grant McCann was delighted to get the deal over the line.
"I am delighted that Ricky has signed,” he told www.theposh.com.
“We are pleased it is all done and dusted now. He has been the top player in the Conference, has scored over 40 goals and he is a winner. He knows where the back of the net is and I am looking forward to working with him."
Director of Football Barry Fry added: "To be fair, we tried to buy Ricky in January, but Jim Parmenter, the chairman and owner of Dover and Chris Kinnear, the manager, never returned my calls, but I admire that greatly because Dover had great ambition to get promoted.
"Ricky has done brilliantly to score the amount of goals he has and hopefully he will come here and hit the ground running."
Dover Athletic finished in the top six in the Vanarama National League South, missing out on a play-off place by just three points.
Dover Athletic won the Kent Reliance Senior Cup after beating Welling United 2-0 on Bank Holiday Monday. Ross Lafayette and Asward Thomas scored the goals to help Dover Athletic win the silverware for the first time since 1991.
Dover Athletic’s Loui Fazkerley scooped the man-of-the-match award against his old club.
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