Vanarama National League player of the year Ricky Miller is to leave Dover Athletic to join SkyBet League One club Peterborough United.

The deal will be completed once Miller’s contract with Dover ends and he has agreed a three-year deal with the Posh.

The striker joined Dover from Luton Town on a permanent basis in June 2015, after spending time on loan at the Crabble Ground during the previous season.

Earlier in his career he had spells with the likes of Boston United, Aylesbury and Stamford and becomes the latest non-league player to step up with Peterborough United.

Last week Miller admitted that he could leave Dover and wanted to “play as high as I can and have at least five good years at the top”

Speaking to the club’s official website he said “I am not 21 anymore, but I still have my own ambitions.

“This was the season to spearhead my career and I want to play as high as I can and have at least five good years at the top.  

“Yes, it is a nice feeling to have a lot of other clubs and managers saying nice things about me, but they weren’t interested when I had nothing.

“I have to give a lot of credit to Dover for letting me rebuild my career and I hope I have repaid all the faith to the club and to the fans over the last two years.”

Miller leaves Dover having forty league goals this season and topped the National League goalscorers charts as the club narrowly missed out on the play-offs.

Posh boss Grant McCann was a happy man as he completed the signing of a striker that has attracted the interest of a number of Football League clubs.

Speaking to Peterborough United’s official website he said “I am delighted that Ricky has signed.  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.”

Miller follows in the footsteps of the likes of Dwight Gayle, Marcus Maddison and Britt Assombalonga by making the step-up to the Football League with Peterborough.

Article: Mark Carruthers (@markndaily)
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