Peterborough United keeper Paul Jones aiming to impress

Paul Jones
Jones has signed a one-year deal at London Road

Paul Jones has said he has a golden opportunity to make the Peterborough United number one shirt his own.

The 24-year-old former Exeter goalkeeper is likely to start the Championship season as first choice with Joe Lewis out injured.

Jones told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire: "All being well I'll start the season and then it's up to me to impress and keep hold of the shirt.

"I'll be under pressure from the moment Joe returns as he'll be pushing."

Jones has signed a one-year deal with the Posh after spending the second half of last season on loan at London Road.

He made his debut in the League One play-offs following injury to Lewis and played in Posh's win over Huddersfield at Old Trafford.

"I enjoyed my loan spell here and liked being at the club. I've never played in the Championship before and now I have the chance," he said.

Lewis is expected to make a full recovery from his disolcated knee before the start of September.

He knows Jones has an excellent chance to establish himself as Darren Ferguson's first choice keeper.

"I've being given the go-ahead to crack on with the strengthening work, although I'm not quite ready for contact work as yet." Lewis said.

"Hopefully I won't miss too many games, but Paul will start the season as number one and it will be up to me to get the shirt back."

Lewis remains on the transfer-list by request, but looks likely to remain with Posh until January at the earliest.