Sheffield Wednesday: Boss backs debut-making keeper

Blackburn keeper Grzegorz Sandomierski, left, is left beaten by a goal from Alan Dzagoyev, right, while playing for Poland against Russia
Blackburn keeper Grzegorz Sandomierski, left, is left beaten by a goal from Alan Dzagoyev, right, while playing for Poland against Russia
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BLACKBURN caretaker manager Gary Bowyer has expressed his faith in third choice keeper Grzegorz Sandomierski as the Poland international gets set for a full debut at Hillsborough tomorrow.

He came off the bench during the 3-0 defeat at Cardiff on Monday after Jake Kean picked up a cartilage injury that will keep him out for six weeks.

Rovers have also lost Paul Robinson for six months; he was already ruled out for the rest of the season after a back operation but suffered the serious complication of a blood clot on his lung.

Bowyer said: “We’ve got every confidence in Greg, I thought he came on in difficult circumstances.”

He confirmed that the sub keeper’s role will go to Sebastian Usai.

Bowyer added: “I think you saw Greg’s temperament at Cardiff; there’s no tougher place to make your debut, in the cauldron that it was, and with the way we were performing.

“But I thought he made one excellent save in particular. One of the goals was a penalty, and we didn’t defend for the second goal too well.

“He’ll be fine. He’s a confident lad, he’s a great size and he’s a Polish international so he’s got some experience behind him as well.”

Sandomierski is a 23-year-old who is on loan from Belgian club Genk.