BLACKWOOD'S Ryan Broom has been hailed as "the perfect signing" after making the step up to League One with Peterborough United.

The 23-year-old attacking midfielder has headed for the Posh on a three-year contract after spending the last two seasons with Cheltenham Town, who lost in the League Two play-off semi-finals in June.

Peterborough first made a move for the Welshman in January but have finally got their man after agreeing an undisclosed fee with the Robins.

"I really enjoyed my time at Cheltenham and we were really unfortunate with the way it ended last season," said Broom, who was about to start the final year of his contract at Cheltenham.

South Wales Argus:

"I had heard about the interest from Peterborough before so it is great that everything is completed now and I can't wait to get started, I have been training with Cheltenham so I am feeling fit and raring to go.

"I spoke with the manager and he told me how he wants to play and to be honest that suits me down to the ground.

"There is not too much of a difference in how we played at Cheltenham last season, so it is just adjusting really."

Broom came through the ranks at Bristol Rovers after joining a development centre in Newport.

He made his league debut against the Exiles at Rodney Parade in 2016 and caught the eye of Peterborough boss Darren Ferguson after signing for Cheltenham in 2018.

South Wales Argus:

"Ryan is a player that I have been looking at for a long time now, he is a player that I know a fair bit about. He fits exactly how we want to play," said Ferguson.

"He has an abundance of energy, has scored eight and assisted eight from midfield last season, he can also operate as a wing back, although his preferred position is as a 10.

"He knows the system that we want to play because he operated in the same system at Cheltenham which is helpful.

"We may play it in a different way and we will have to work with him on that, but certainly in terms of the energy, the pressing, the ability to make and score goals, he is a perfect signing for us.

"He is one that we have been tracking for a long time and we have managed to get it done so it is an important signing for us and I am looking forward to working with him."

Broom could make his Peterborough debut against his former side after the clubs were drawn against each other in round one of the Carabao Cup.