Peterborough agree deal for striker Morias

Peterborough United Chairman Darragh MacAnthony

HITC Sport understands Peterborough have agreed deal for non-league striker.

Peterborough United have agreed a deal to sign St Albans striker Junior Morias in January, sources close to the club have told HITC Sport.

Posh chairman Darragh MacAnthony revealed on Sunday that the club were poised to sign a striker who scored during the day in the FA Cup and HITC Sport understands the mystery target to be Morias.

 

Morias scored twice in St Albans' 5-2 defeat to League Two Carlisle United on Sunday with his first goal a stunning long-range effort.

The former Fulham youngster has caught the eye for St Albans since joining the National League South side last summer, scoring ten goals and laying on five assists in 13 games.

Morias' performances have not gone unnoticed higher up the football pyramid and Peterborough have moved quickly to steal a march on their rivals by agreeing a deal for the powerful forward.

After starting out as a youth player at Fulham, Morias joined Wycombe Wanderers in 2012 and he made his debut as a 17-year-old for the Chairboys.

Morias struggled to establish himself at Wigan and had two loan spells at Hendon and Boreham Wood before leaving Wycombe in 2014, having made 29 appearances without scoring a goal.

The Jamaican joined Boreham Wood in 2014 on a permanent basis after a successful loan spell and he helped them win promotion to the National League.

Peterborough United Chairman Darragh MacAnthony with Director of Football Barry Fry (L)Peterborough United Chairman Darragh MacAnthony with Director of Football Barry Fry (L)

Morias is now set to return to the Football League ranks with Peterborough when the transfer window reopens in January with MacAnthony likening him to former Posh striker Aaron McLean.

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