Peterborough launch six-figure bid for Accrington's Bishop - Sources

By Wayne Veysey

28th Aug, 2021 | 10:32am

Sources: Accrington respond to six-figure Peterborough bid for Bishop

Peterborough United have had a six-figure bid for Accrington Stanley striker Colby Bishop rejected, Football Insider understands.

The Championship outfit are keen to bring in Bishop before the close of next week’s transfer window.

A recruitment source has told Football Insider that Peterborough have firmed up their interest in Bishop, 24, with a six-figure bid.

It has been rejected by Accrington, who are reluctant to lose the free-scoring front man.

Preston North End and Huddersfield Town are also weighing up moves for Bishop before Tuesday’s transfer deadline.

He is in the final year of his contract at Accrington, although there is an optional 12-month extension clause.

But Peterborough are keen to win the race for his signature.

Posh boss Darren Ferguson is determined to add to his attacking options and he sees Bishop as someone who can add some extra firepower to his ranks.

The promoted side have lost striker Mo Eisa to League One MK Dons this summer.

Bishop’s arrival would supplement Peterborough’s strikeforce, with Jonson Clarke-Harris remaining at the club this season.

Clarke-Harris netted a whopping 33 league goals last term as the Cambridgeshire club secured automatic promotion to the second tier.

Accrington are reluctant to lose Bishop as he has established himself as a key man since arriving from non-league side Leamington in 2019.

Bishop scored 12 goals and chipped in with six assists last season to help Accrington to an 11th place finish in England’s third tier.

Ferguson has moved to strengthen the squad at the Weston Homes Stadium this summer, adding 10 new arrivals.

Striker Jack Marriott has made the switch from troubled Championship club Derby.

In other news, Nottingham Forest have swooped for this Sheffield United star.