Former Hartlepool striker Luke James insists the goals will come for new club Peterborough

Former Hartlepool United striker Luke James. Picture by FRANK REID
Former Hartlepool United striker Luke James. Picture by FRANK REID

EX-HARTLEPOOL striker Luke James has vowed he will come good for Peterborough United - after scoring just once since his big money move.

The highly-rated front man, who turned 20 last week, has yet to score a League One goal for his new club since moving on transfer deadline day in the summer.

Luke James signs for Peterborough United. Credit: Peterborough United.

Luke James signs for Peterborough United. Credit: Peterborough United.

James joined Posh on a four-year deal for a fee of around £500,000 plus add-ons and it followed a summer-long pursuit.

But he is yet to take League One by storm - failing to score in eight league matches.

James admits he hasn’t been good enough so far since making the step up.

“I know I haven’t been good enough so far and it’s been very disappointing for me,” said James.

“I don’t deny that I’ve found it hard.

“It’s been tougher than I expected, but I’m determined to get through this bad spell and I’m confident that I will.

“I’m working hard in training, but it just hasn’t happened for me in matches yet.

“I have to improve and I want to do it quickly if only to repay the faith the manager has shown in me and to repay the support I’ve been receiving from the coaching staff and the rest of the squad.

“Everyone has been really brilliant with me. They have been very patient and I’m desperate to succeed because of it.

“I’ve had barren scoring spells before and come through them so I don’t see why it will be any different this time around.”

The former Pools striker says he has “no regrets” about leaving the Sky Bet League Two club in the summer.

James added: “I’m playing for a new team with a different style of football, but I’m sure I will come good.

“I certainly don’t regret the move.”

James’ only goal all season arrived as a substitute on his Posh debut in the 3-2 JPT defeat at home to Leyton Orient.