Emile Sinclair has returned to pre-season determined to push for his place in the starting eleven this season.

Striker Emile Sinclair has spoken to PUTV about his determination to cement his place in the Peterborough United squad, after suffering a disappointing season last term.

The former Macclesfield Town front man started Saturday's local derby at Northampton Town and is expected to be involved against Hull City on Monday evening at London Road.

‘Last season wasn’t a good season but it’s just one of those things, it’s football. This season is a fresh season so I just have to focus on that and put everything into this season.’

Since the departure of Dwight Gayle the number nine shirt at London Road has been empty and Sinclair admitted all of the current strikers are after that shirt.

‘All of the strikers have come back to pre-season fighting for the position to make sure we get that shirt at the start of the season, which is what I’m trying to do.’

Sinclair made 12 appearances for Posh last season, scoring three times, with a hat-trick against Hull City. However a difficult end to the campaign saw him sent to Barnsley and Doncaster on loan, where he played four times for each. But Sinclair has since managed to get some minutes under his belt during pre-season, making the score sheet twice, and admits he feels in good shape again.

‘It’s good to get on the score sheet. It’s nice to get my sharpness back. Hopefully that will continue,' Sinclair said.