Peter joined City from Everton, where he had seen his most successful days as a player. He was brought to Maine Road as a replacement for Rick Holden, and Peter soon showed his capabilities as a dribbler on the left flank. It looked as if he sometimes got to found of the ball, and decided to take on his defender two or three times before going for the cross. Still it didn't prevent him from creating many opportuneties for his team-mates, and it was often in Peters best moments, City played well as a team.
Injuries plagued him for two whole seasons, and with only 6 games to show for, it was hard for him to prove himself worthy of a place in Frank Clarks plans. It came therfore as no surprise when Peter accepted an offer from Bradford City in July 1997.
In the twilight of his career, Peter assisted Wigan in their attempt to gain promotion from Division Two and after that was winding down his career with Scunthorpe United.