Peterborough United told to 'not hide' on final day

Bobby Olejnik

Peterborough United goalkeeper Bobby Olejnik has told his team-mates to take on the responsibility of keeping the club in the Championship.

Posh can guarantee survival by beating Crystal Palace on Saturday.

"If anyone told you at the start of the season it would be in our hands we would have bitten your hand off," Olejnik told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.

"If we play the way we can and not hide, with a front-foot mentality, I'm sure we'll be successful."

Any two of Wolves, Barnsley, Peterborough, Millwall, Sheffield Wednesday and Huddersfield can go down on the season's final day.

Posh are out of the drop zone on goal difference and need to match Wolves and Barnsley's results against Brighton and Huddersfield respectively to secure a third successive season at Championship level for the first time in their history.

"If we do it I'm sure it won't settle in until a few days after, added Olejnik. "Once the dust has settled we will start to realise how big an achievement it is."

The 26-year-old was named BBC Radio Cambridgeshire's player of the season in his debut campaign for Posh, a considerable feat for a keeper playing in the league's second leakiest defence.

"When I came I didn't expect to be playing every game. Every Championship club has two outstanding players for each position," he said.

"To have played as many games as I have and to have enjoyed it as much as I have, I didn't really expect."