Brighton win Mackail-Smith race

04 July 2011 03:42
righton have won the race to sign Peterborough's Craig Mackail-Smith for a fee which could rise to a reported £3.25million.

Leicester appeared favourites to capture the sought-after striker, who has signed a four-year deal, while West Ham also had a bid accepted by Peterborough for the 27-year-old.

But the Seagulls have underlined their intentions for the forthcoming Championship campaign by beating the duo to Mackail-Smith's signature.

Mackail-Smith started out at Dagenhanm & Redbridge and moved to Peterborough for an undisclosed fee in January 2007.

He scored 99 goals for Posh during his four-and-a-half-year stay, including one in the 3-0 play-off final win over Huddersfield at Old Trafford in May.

Source: Team_Talk