EXCLUSIVE by Pete O’Rourke
Forest Green Rovers have agreed a deal for Peterborough striker Matt Stevens, Football Insider understands.
Forest Green have been chasing Stevens all summer and they have finally agreed a fee for the 21-year-old.
A source at the Posh has told Football Insider that Stevens does not feature in the first-team plans of manager Darren Ferguson and as such they have come to an agreement with the League Two side over his permanent exit.
Peterborough beat a number of sides to Stevens’ signature in the summer of 2016, but he struggled to break into the first-team at London Road.
Stevens has appeared for Cambridge City, Sligo Rovers, Kettering Town and, most recently, National League South club Slough Town during his time at Peterborough.
Forest Green Rovers have identified Stevens as a replacement for last season’s top scorer Christian Doidge following his move to Hibernian earlier this summer.
In other Peterborough news, it can be REVEALED that the club have opened talks over a move for a player in the north west.