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Peterborough United new boy Joe Gormley believes he can be a hit in England

15 June 2015

Peterborough United’s latest recruit Joe Gormley has confidence in his ability to be a success during his first campaign in English football.

Posh snapped up Gormley after he netted 41 goals for Cliftonville in Northern Ireland’s top flight last season.

The 25-year-old striker has penned a three-year-deal at the ABAX Stadium and he insists that he has nothing to fear.

“I am really happy to be signing for Peterborough United,” he told the club’s official website.

“It's a dream I have had to come over the water and show what I can do in England. 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.”

Posh have had a happy knack of finding unearthed gems in recent times, with the likes of Craig Mackail-Smith, Dwight Gayle and Lee Tomlin all representing the East Anglian club over the past few years before going on to bigger things.

Gormley will be hoping that he can follow in the aforementioned trio’s footsteps and Posh boss Dave Robertson believes that his newest signing has all the skill required to lead his side’s attacking line over the forthcoming season.

Great signing @JoeGormley9, prolific goal scoring record, welcome to #PUFC mate 👍

— Dave Robertson (@DaveRobertson11) June 14, 2015
“I am thrilled that the deal is over the line and I am looking forward to working with Joe,” the 41-year-old manager said. “We want to bring goals to this team and I am confident that he will be a big part of that.”

Gormley becomes Peterborough’s second signing of the summer, after the club snapped up Jack Collison in late May.

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