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Dover's Ricky Miller signs for Peterborough United

Dover striker Ricky Miller has completed his move to League 1 Peterborough United.

Miller has penned a three-year deal at Posh after leaving Dover on a free transfer and will link up with his new team at the end of June.

The striker, who signed for Dover in the summer of 2015 from Luton, scored 42 goals for Whites this season but the club failed to make the National League play-offs.

Gills were keen on Ricky Miller but he chose Peterborough Picture: Alan Langley
Gills were keen on Ricky Miller but he chose Peterborough Picture: Alan Langley

There was plenty of interest from football League clubs, including Peterborough, for Miller during the January transfer window but Whites chairman Jim Parmenter refused to cash in on his prized asset, knowing he would be free to leave for nothing at the end of the campaign.

Miller said: "Just wanna place on record my gratitude to Dover Athletic and thank everyone at the club from top to bottom, the pleasure has been all mine."

Peterborough manager Grant McCann told his club website: "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."

Posh director of Football Barry Fry added: "To be fair, we tried to buy Ricky in January, but Jim, the chairman and owner of Dover and Chris, 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."

Miller said: "I remember going to watch pre-season friendlies with my dad as a kid when they played Arsenal and only a few years ago supporting them in the play-offs to the Championship.

"Now they have signed me it's been a long journey but there's still plenty to come, roll on next season."

Miller scored five league hat-tricks for Dover this season - including one in his farewell appearance at Barrow on the final day of the season to help the Whites to a 3-2 win.

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