Jacob Wakeling

Posh have strengthened their attacking options with the arrival of Swindon Town front man Jacob Wakeling.

Peterborough United have bolstered their attacking options with the signing of Swindon Town striker Jacob Wakeling for an undisclosed fee, the 21-year-old penning a three-year contract with the formalities completed just ahead of the transfer deadline.

Wakeling has netted eight goals for the Robins since arriving from Leicester City in the summer of 2022 and was shortlisted for the EFL League Two Player of the Season last term. He also chalked up six assists for the Robins.

Manager Darren Ferguson was pleased to secure the signature of the striker. “We have been keeping an eye on Jacob since last season when he had a bit of a breakout campaign. He scored eight goals at Swindon and impressed. I have spoken to people I know who have worked with him and they have given a glowing recommendation.

“He is a real pest in the way that he presses. He is a strong runner, a good size, he can play wide but he is predominantly someone who plays down the middle. We have done our research methodically for all of the players we have brought in during this window.

“We think he is a really good young player, we are excited about him, we feel he has a lot of potential and I am looking forward to working with him.”

Wakeling is excited about the next chapter in his career. “When I first heard of the interest, it was something I wanted to get done quickly. It has been a bit of a mad day as I was on the way to a coach stop off point with Swindon, but then the plans changed! I am really excited to be here. It is a wonderful club to continue my development with.

“Working with the manager was a massive appeal, but also the way the club plays, I saw that first hand earlier in the season in the Carabao Cup. There are a lot of good players here and I can’t wait to get here and meet them and get on the training pitch and show what I can do.”