Posh finish for Aussie Wesolowski

by Michael Tarquinio on May 31, 2011

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Sydney-born midfielder James Wesolowski played a significant role in Peterborough United’s play-off triumph against Huddersfield in England’s League One overnight, thereby successfully clinching promotion to the Championship for the 2011-12 season.

The 23-year-old midfielder played the full 90 minutes, as Posh netted a quick-fire succession of three late goals to ignite historic celebrations amongst the London Road faithful.

Wesolowski, who signed for Peterborough in June of last year, made it clear on his arrival to the club that securing promotion to the Championship was firmly on his mind.

"Now my new goal is to help Peterborough achieve promotion and I believe we can do that,” he told the BBC soon after his move from Leicester, “The manager was a big part of my decision to come here, he has great experience and I can't wait to play for him.”

Upon achieving his goal, the former Northern Spirit youth product will surely be further motivated to pursue his mission of one day garnering a Socceroo berth.

The talented midfielder, who has had to already deal with numerous serious injuries in his short career, has been twice named in senior national team squads but has been unable to secure a cap.

Previously, he had represented Australia in the FIFA youth championships, being particularly cited by Football Australia as “a star in the making.”