New Posh goalkeeper wants to be part of something special and he gets the thumbs up from a Doncaster Rovers source

New Posh goalkeeper Josef Bursik hopes to be part of something special after moving to the Weston Homes Stadium for the final seven games of the League One season.

By Alan Swann
Friday, 9th April 2021, 5:09 pm
Josef Bursik. Photo: Joe Dent/
Josef Bursik. Photo: Joe Dent/

Bursik (20) is expected to make his Posh debut at Swindon today (April 10, 3pm) after completing an emergency loan move from Championship side Stoke City.

Bursik kept seven clean sheets in 15 games for Stoke this season after starting the campaign on loan at League One Doncaster. The England international at every age group from under 17s to under 21s played on loan in League One with Accrington last season.

“I want to be part of something special,” Bursik, whose ability to play out from the back was a big factor in Posh’s decision to sign him, said. “The position in the league table was a big part of me wanting to come here.

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“The season so far has surpassed my own expectations and the chance to get some more games was too good to turn down.

“I just want to show everyone what I can do. I don’t want to stand out though. I just want to do my job and help the team win some games.

“I am happy to show my ability on the ball, but if I have to kick it into row Z I will happily do that.”

Doncaster Rovers reporter Liam Hoden reckons Posh have signed a decent goalkeeper. He said: “Some aspects of his game are very good, but he was caught out positioning-wise on a couple of occasions.

“He seemed to tear it up when he got recalled back to Stoke and I think he’ll be all the better for it when he plays for Peterborough. I think he’s decent.”