LAWRIE Wilson was glad to get the call from former boss Graham Westley and get some respite from a “horrible” start to the season at Wanderers.

The full-back secured his loan move to League One Peterborough United hours before their game against Sheffield United on Saturday and was plunged in for his debut as a half-time substitute.

Wilson had been frozen out under Neil Lennon since September when he endured a nightmare at Huddersfield Town and has since appeared only sporadically on the bench.

In all he made only nine appearances for the Whites following his summer arrival on a free transfer and the 28-year-old is keen to kick-start his season at London Road as quickly as possible.

“I've been coming on and off and it's just been a horrible start to the season so it's nice to come here and start playing again," Wilson said after Posh’s 3-2 win at Bramall Lane.

“It's hard for the players there at the minute, they're sticking together. They lost on Saturday but got the win over Blackburn the other day.

“But it's been brilliant coming in here - the lads are very close, very good together.”

Wilson played under Westley at Stevenage earlier in his career before moving on to Charlton Athletic and is looking forward to working with a side that sits sixth in League One having won eight of their last 11 games.

“He's probably changed a little bit now, got more experience, good and bad things have happened,” said Wilson of Westley, who had a short stint in charge of Preston North End between 2012 and 2013.

“But I jumped at the chance to play under him because I think he brought the best out of me when I was younger.”

Loan deals for Hayden White and Oscar Threlkeld are likely to be rubber-stamped by the end of this week – but will include a re-call clause, The Bolton News understands.

The youngsters have enjoyed success with Blackpool and Plymouth Argyle respectively but could be needed to supplement Neil Lennon’s squad if he is forced into selling his regular first teamers this month to raise funds.