The fight must go on

David Norris gets in a tangle with Crewe's Jon Guthrie. Picture: David Lowndes
David Norris gets in a tangle with Crewe's Jon Guthrie. Picture: David Lowndes
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Defiant Dave Robertson insists he’s still a leading candidate for the Posh manager’s job even though his team have fallen short of the League One play-offs.

A run of five games without a win has left Posh needing a mathematical miracle to finish in the top six.

But Robertson insists the season isn’t over as the remaining three matches will go some way to seeing who will be part of next season’s promotion push.

That presumably includes the manager.

“I’m acting as the manager until I’m told otherwise,” Robertson insisted. “I’m not giving up and these final three games are important for everyone.

“We will find out who we can develop and who will help us win promotion next season which will very much be the aim.”

Posh chairman Darragh MacAnthony will conduct interviews for the manager’s post early in May.

He is committed to Robertson until the end of the current season.

Posh skipper Jack Payne could miss the rest of the season after dislocating a shoulder in Tuesday’s 1-1 draw with Crewe.

The club were expecting the results of a scan to be available today (Thursday).

Winger Jon Taylor is also not expected to play again this season because of his persistent knee problem.