Peterborough United ‘keeper Christy Pym was left out of the squad completely for their win over Birmingham City, having started every Championship game so far.

Rumours circulated behind the reason for his absence, with the Peterborough Telegraph stating club officials hinted Pym was ill before manager Darren Ferguson opened up on the situation.

The Peterborough United boss fielded questions on the ‘keeper’s absence, revealing that Pym ‘overstepped the mark’ in the dressing room after their midweek loss to Reading.

Little more was said about the reported bust-up itself, but Ferguson made it clear that it will be a long way back for Pym, despite his apologies.

With Posh’s number one option between the sticks seemingly out of the picture for the long run, what next for Ferguson’s side?

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Other options in goal

Dai Cornell started for Saturday’s clash with Birmingham City, his first Championship outing for the club since joining in the summer.

In his first-ever appearance in the second tier, the Welshman put on a strong display, helping keep a clean sheet in a 3-0 win, the first shutout of Posh’s season.

Given his performance, you’d expect Cornell, who was brought in as cover and competition for Pym, to be Ferguson’s go-to man in goal moving forward.

Cornell will have some competition on his hands though. Young Will Blackmore is also an option, while out of favour Dan Gyollai is still on the books.

The January transfer window

Given the situation, it would be assumed that the former Exeter City man will be moved on in the January transfer window.

It will leave Peterborough a ‘keeper down, so it will be interesting to see if they look to recruit another shot-stopper.

Whether a new ‘keeper would come in to take the number one shirt or act as cover and back-up, that likely remains down to Posh’s current options in goal.

If Cornell or any other goalkeeper at London Road can impress in the coming months, Ferguson may not see the need for another option in January, so it awaits to be seen how the situation pans out.