IRISH LEAGUE: Joe Gormley signs three-year deal with Peterborough United

Joe Gormley
Joe Gormley

Joe Gormley admits he has realised a dream after completing his move to Peterborough United on Sunday.

The striker has signed a three-year deal with the English League One club after agreeing an undisclosed fee with Cliftonville.

Post boss Dave Robertson – whose assistant is former Northern Ireland midfielder Grant McCann – hailed the capture of the Solitude hitman – who scored 122 goals in 183 appearances for the Reds.

Forty-one of those goals came last season – breaking the club record for most goals in a single season.

Gormley was also a pivotal figure in the north Belfast club’s historic back-to-back title success and was named NI Football Writers’ Association Player of the Year and Ulster Footballer of the Year in 2014.

Posh boss Robertson said: “Joe comes with an excellent pedigree having scored 41 goals last season and he is a player that we have known about for quite some time because of his goals to games ratio and his all round ability.

“I am thrilled that the deal is over the line and I am looking forward to working with Joe. We want to bring goals to this team and I am confident that he will be a big part of that. The chairman has been fantastic in getting this deal completed.”

Gormley said: “I am really happy to be signing for Peterborough United. It’s a dream I have had to come over the water and show what I can do in England. Grant McCann and Dave Robertson have really sold the club to me and I can’t wait to get started.

“I am obviously sad to be leaving Cliftonville because I have been there a long time and grew up just around the corner. I scored 41 goals last season which was my best scoring record and hopefully I can transfer that form into the Football League. At the end of the day, the size of the goals do not change.”