Josh Peters is named Ladbrokes League 2 Player of the Month

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Josh Peters insists his award-winning start to life at Forfar proves leaving Hibernian was right for his career.

The Ladbrokes League 2 Player of the Month for August joined Gary Bollan’s Loons in the summer after spending just four months with the Hibees.

Peters, 20, made the move from Highland League side Strathspey Thistle to Easter Road in January after attracting interest from a number of clubs.

Yet despite his strong performances for the Hibs development team, they weren’t enough to earn him a first-team deal and he was quickly on his way out.

But Peters hasn’t been put off by his short stay in Edinburgh – and is instead looking to realise his potential in League 2.

The hitman has scored eight goals in 10 games, with three of those coming as Forfar wracked up five wins from their first five matches to go top of the table.

Peters is driven to prove people wrong after his short Hibs stint and believes the switch to Forfar is just what he needed at this stage of his career.

Speaking exclusively to Ladbrokes News, Peters said: “It was a big step up from Strathspey to Hibs – it was three or four steps up actually.

“But it was an offer I couldn’t turn down. I did well and came close to getting a first team contract, but with the quality and standard of the attackers at Hibs it would have been difficult for me to get a game if I had signed a contract.

“So it was probably a better decision to let me go and learn my trade at a team where I could get regular first team football.

“I was disappointed to be let go after just a few months, but it was a great experience and it’s only helped me on the way.

“I’m aiming to prove people wrong and I’m enjoying my football so I couldn’t ask for any more at the moment.”

Peters is confident Forfar is the best fit for him to make it in the game. But he does admit that the strong goalscoring start comes as a surprise.

He added: “I never expected to get off to the start I’ve had.

“It’s been brilliant. I’ve started mostly every game and to get eight goals in 10 games, I’d never have dreamed of that start.

“I’m delighted to pick up the award.

“It’s a bit of a step down from full-time football at Hibs, but the quality of the football is a step up going into first team football. It’s the first time I’ve played senior and I’m really enjoying it at the moment.”

Peters will be hoping to continue his strong form against Stirling Albion at Station Park on Saturday, with Forfar to win available at 8/5, the draw at 31/10 and the Binos at 15/4.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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William Geldart

Having graduated with a degree in English Literature from the University of Wales, Bangor, William contributed to a number of online football blogs before finally finding his pot of gold at the end of the rainbow alongside the rest of the Ladbrokes News team. Now indulging passions for football, horse racing, greyhounds, boxing and political betting. Supports Wycombe Wanderers and can be spotted at various lower league and non-league grounds across the country.