The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Classifieds - by ALAN SWANN

JAMES Wesolowski reck­ons play­ing for Posh will boost his chances of be­com­ing a full in­ter­na­tional.

The 22 year-old Aus­tralian mid­fielder moved to Posh from Le­ices­ter for an undis­closed fee yes­ter­day. He has signed a two-year con­tract and im­me­di­ately set his sights on pro­mo­tion from League One and an Aus­tralian se­nior cap.

Syn­dey-born Wesolowski has won youth hon­ours for his coun­try and sat on the bench for a re­cent full in­ter­na­tional with Nige­ria.

Wesolowksi, who spent last sea­son on loan at Hamil­ton in the Scot­tish Premier League, said: “I’m ex­cited about join­ing many rea­sons.

“At my first meet­ing with (man­ager) Gary John­son it was ob­vi­ous we share the same am­bi­tions for the sea­son and I re­ally want to ex­pe­ri­ence the thrill of win­ning a pro­mo­tion. I was part of a rel­e­ga­tion with Le­ices­ter so I want to see some good times now.

“And play­ing reg­u­larly for Peter­bor­ough can only help my chances of get­ting in the Aus­tralia team.

“I’ve been in the squad a few times, but not got on the field yet and that’s



LAT­EST SIGN­ING: a big am­bi­tion of mine.

“I haven’t played in League One, but I’ve seen games at this level and I’m con­fi­dent I can be a suc­cess. I’m a cen­tral mid­fielder re­ally and the man­ager wants me to be in­volved all over the pitch.

“My strengths are my com­mit­ment as I never give less than 100 per cent and my abil­ity to break up attacks, but this sea­son I also want to score some goals.

“I man­aged four at Hamil­ton last sea­son, but I can im­prove on that.”

Wesolowski has cost Posh a nom­i­nal fee only. He joins striker Dave Hib­bert, mid­fielder Grant McCann and right-back Mark Lit­tle in join­ing Posh since John­son be­came man­ager.

And he won’t be the last sign­ing. John­son con­firmed to­day that the sea­son-long loan of a Premier League player re­mains on the cards.

POSH have fi­nalised their sum­mer first-team friendly list. Matches at Steve­nage (July 27) and Bar­net (July 31) have been added to the sched­ule which starts against Premier League West Ham at London Road on July 14.

Full list: July 14 West Ham (h), July 17 Rush­den & Di­a­monds (a), July 20 Gilling­ham (a), July 24 N For­est (h), July 27 Steve­nage (a), July 31 Bar­net (a).

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