Peterborough United mental strength key - Jack Payne

Jack Payne

Midfielder Jack Payne believes Peterborough's mental strength will help the club pull themselves out of Championship relegation trouble.

Posh came from behind to draw 2-2 with Charlton and secure what could be a vital point at London Road on Tuesday.

Payne told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire: "It's the team that's mentally strongest and the team that's most together that will get out of trouble.

"The boys here know what pressure is and that sort of experience is vital."

Payne, who was brought in by Peterborough manager Darren Ferguson from League One Gillingham at the end of the January transfer window, said the players were disappointed not to have beaten Charlton.

The result leaves Posh second from bottom of the Championship, but just two points from safety with a game in hand on Wolves, the club currently sitting one place above the relegation zone.

"On the balance of play we should have won, so it's an opportunity missed," said Payne.

"It makes Saturday's game at home to Ipswich massive, but the players are used to either challenging for promotion or fighting relegation.

"We know if we're all together we can get out of it - and we are all together."