Young goalkeeper Joe Day is almost fully fit and looking to challenge Bobby Olejnik for the number one spot.

It has been a summer of hard work, but young goalkeeper Joe Day is hoping all of the effort pays off as he nears full fitness following a groin operation.

Day, who is currently in Portugal with the rest of the Posh squad, has joined in with most sessions and is hoping to challenge Bobby Olejnik for the number one spot when the Championship campaign gets underway.

'Although I feel I need some game time, I would much rather be at Peterborough United, in front of the first team manager and trying to impress him.

'I want to fight for the number one spot. The loan stint at Alfreton Town last season was beneficial though, it helped my game and I felt it was the right time to go out and play regularly.

'It is down to me to impress in training and hopefully the gaffer will give me a chance to show what I can do in the friendly games, but for now, I am working hard to get back to being 100%,' Day said.

The former Rushden and Diamonds shot-stopper admits he had no summer vacation this year and his sole focus has been to get back to fitness.

'Since I had my operation, I have been in rehab and that was just over four weeks ago. It was my left adductor that was the problem, but the surgeon has told me that the operation went well and I have started some of the goalkeeper specific training in Portugal.

'The surgeon recommended six weeks until I struck a ball again, so I am almost there now. It feels good and fingers crossed everything will be fine in a few weeks time,' Day continued.

Joe Lewis and Paul Jones both departed London Road during the summer with Bobby Olejnik joining from Torquay United. Day is already learning from his new team-mate and told that they are working well together.

'I like working with new keepers, it is nice to see what they are about and you can learn and improve your own game from what they do. It is new competition for me and that is healthy. We are working well together and training has been very enjoyable,' Day concluded.