Two promotions in two months is new striker’s aim

New Posh signing Luke Williams. Photo: Joe Dent/
New Posh signing Luke Williams. Photo: Joe Dent/
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New Peterborough United striker Luke Williams is aiming for a double celebration this season.

The 21 year-old moved to the ABAX Stadium on loan from Championship promotion hopefuls Middlesbrough until the end of the season yesterday (March 26).

He’s excited at joining a team pushing hard for the League One play-offs and he hopes to use his time with his new club to boost his aim of a Boro first-team slot.

Williams has spent time on loan at League One rivals Coventry and Scunthorpe already this season. Posh host Coventry tomorrow (March 28) and play at Scunthorpe on Good Friday (April 3). Williams scored for Scunthorpe against Posh last October

“I jumped at the chance to join a club fighting hard for promotion,” Williams admitted. “At the end of a season you want to be involved with a team with a chance of winning something so this should be a good move for me.

“It’s good to join a club where I know so many players as well as I played with Christian Burgess and Luke James at Hartlepool last season and I played with Shaun Brisley at Scunthorpe earlier this season.

“That will help me settle in quickly, but the first aim is to get on the pitch and show the Peterborough fans what I can do,

“My ultimate aim is to get in the Middlesbrough side so playing well for Peterborough will be important. If I’m celebrating two promotions at the end of the season that would be brilliant.”

Williams was born in Middlesbrough and has made 42 appearances for the club (msotly as a substitute), scoring three times. He scored twice for Scunthorpe in six appearances earlier this season, but drew a blank in four matches for Coventry.