Peterborough final bid for Bishop rejected as door opens for rivals

By Wayne Veysey

31st Aug, 2021 | 10:28am

Sources: Major update on Peterborough, Preston & Huddersfield race to sign Bishop after bids

Peterborough have had their final offer for Accrington forward Colby Bishop rejected and the potential move is now dead, Football Insider understands.

The Championship outfit were hoping to land the 24-year-old to strengthen their attacking options before the close of the transfer window.

A Peterborough source has told Football Insider that Accrington have rejected multiple six-figure bids for Bishop and they have now ended their pursuit of the player.

The door is now open for the player’s other suitors, Preston North End and Huddersfield Town, to reach an agreement.

However, Accrington are reluctant to lose the centre-forward who has become a key player since his arrival from Leamington in July 2019.

Bishop contributed an impressive 12 goals and six assists in 45 appearances across all competitions in the 2020-21 campaign.

His efforts helping John Coleman’s side to an eleventh placed finish in League One.

However, he has scored just once in seven appearances for Accy this season.

His only goal came against Rotherham in the first round of the EFL Cup.

Bishop is in the 12 months of his contract at the Crown Ground but there is an optional one-year extension clause.

Accrington look to have planned for the eventuality of his departure this summer.

Forwards Joel Mumbongo, Joe Hardy and Josh Woods have all been added to Coleman’s squad and their business may not be done there.

Preston and Huddersfield are interested in signing Bishop with both clubs keen to bolster their attacking options before the window closes.

In other news, Reading open talks to sign ex-Newcastle United star.