YORK City boss Russ Wilcox would be interested in bringing new on-loan goalkeeper Bobby Olejnik to Bootham Crescent on a permanent basis.

Former Austrian under-21 international Olejnik has signed for the Minstermen until the end of the season with his parent club Peterborough agreeing to share the cost of his wages and waving their right to a recall clause.

He will replace City's previous loan net-minder Alex Cisak, who has returned to Burnley at the Premier League club's request.

Olejnik's three-year deal with the Posh expires in June and he will not be offered a new contract, having been surprisingly placed on the transfer list at the end of last season at London Road.

Long-serving City keeper Michael Ingham, currently sidelined by a shoulder injury, will also be out of contract this summer and Olejnik, who has just ended a five-month loan spell with Wilcox's former club Scunthorpe, has been brought to North Yorkshire to stake his claim for a full-time switch.

The Minstermen chief said: "Bobby's a goalkeeper who's a good age and it would be silly not to look longer term. We will obviously cross that bridge in the summer but, if he can come in and perform like I know he can, he will be a great acquisition and definitely somebody we would like to bring in permanently.

"There is no call back, which is a major thing, because it means we know he will be with us until the end of the season. We need that assurance with Michael Ingham still being out.

"It's a really important position and, hopefully, the other two can push Bobby as well."

Olejnik, who was a trainee with Aston Villa before spending four years at Falkirk, was Peterborough's Player of the Year last season, playing 57 games and equalling a club record of 22 clean sheets in a campaign that saw Darren Ferguson's men win the Football League Trophy and reach the League One play-offs.

But he was subsequently told the club were looking to offload him, with Wilcox moving swiftly in August when Sam Slocombe, his then first choice at Scunthorpe, picked up an injury.

"I was surprised when Bobby became surplus to requirements at Peterborough and he was too," Wilcox confessed. "He'd just had a fantastic season, so it was a bit of a shock to him.

"He has lots of experience in higher divisions and has played more than 100 games over the last two seasons, including a full campaign in the Championship. He's 28, so should be in his prime.

"Having worked with him at Scunthorpe, as well as being a really good signing, I know he's a great person who is good to have around the group. He performed really well for me and is a top professional who comes in every day and still works really hard at his game despite his experience."

Ex-York College keeper Slocombe reclaimed his starting place at Scunthorpe in November after recovering from injury, but Olejnik's situation remained the same at Peterborough with reports that the club wanted to save on his wages and avoid a £10,000 payment to previous club Torquay should he play two more league matches and another instalment of the same amount if he made a further ten appearances.

But the League One outfit have agreed to assist with his salary during the next four months with Wilcox admitting: "We would not have been able to bring him in on his current wages, so we are grateful that Peterborough are helping out in that respect."

Cisak has gone back to Turf Moor having played ten games for City with Wilcox explaining: "I'm a little bit disappointed to lose Alex.

"It was Burnley's decision because they have picked up a few outfield injuries and just felt they needed more bodies in the building. He has done well and has been a terrific professional since coming through the door.

"I would like to thank (Burnley boss) Sean Dyche for allowing him out and, hopefully, it has helped all parties him being here. It's certainly helped us get through a difficult time.

"But we made a quick move for Bobby when we knew Alex would be going back and the fact that he's coming here shows what he's all about - he wants to play football."

Norwich striker Carlton Morris, meanwhile, is expected to extend his loan spell at Bootham Crescent over the next 24 hours but Diego De Girolamo is back at Sheffield United, who are looking to recruit forward reinforcements themselves before considering a longer stay with the Minstermen for the Italian under-20 international. Wilcox is also still pondering the best course of action with Stephane Zubar, who incurred a four-match ban during the last game of his loan spell from Bournemouth following his second red card of the season in Saturday's 0-0 home draw with Plymouth.

"That's a difficult one now and I still need a bit of thinking time," Wilcox pointed out. "He's done really well for us, but he's banned until February now."

Zubar's situation could impact on the future of City defender Dan Parslow as well, with Wilcox mulling over whether to allow an extension to his loan at Grimsby.

"What happens with Dan will probably be dictated by how we decide to proceed with Stephane," the Minstermen chief added.