Peterborough United are delighted to confirm the signing of St. Albans striker Junior Morias.

Peterborough United are pleased to announce the signing of highly-rated St Albans City striker Junior Morias for an undisclosed fee, which will go through on Sunday 1st January 2017.

The 21-year-old will pen a two and a half year contract (with a year's option) and will link up with his new team-mates ahead of the fixture with Scunthorpe United at the beginning of 2017.

Manager Grant McCann told "Junior has been in the building with us for a few weeks and has been getting up to speed with our sessions and working closely with the Fitness Coach. He has settled in very quickly.

"He is someone that we have been looking at for quite some time. He has scored some great goals already this season for St. Albans and we are pleased to have secured his signature. When I told him we were offering him a contract, he was thrilled. He is a lovely lad and he is desperate to succeed."

St. Albans Co-owner Lawrence Levy said: "First and foremost, I am absolutely delighted for Junior as he has worked extremely hard to achieve his target of returning to the football league. We have, of course, been a beneficiary of this hard work.

"It is only right to also acknowledge the contribution our management team has made in his progression. Ian had a lot of faith in him and made no secret that, with his guidance, Junior had the attributes to move into the football league.

"I would like to thank Peterborough United for the professional way this deal has been managed. It was a tough negotiation, but we had to ensure that all parties achieved what they wanted out of the arrangement. I am very pleased that this club has given a talented player the platform to progress to the football league - I’m sure he will go on to have a fantastic career.”