Sheffield Wednesday: Jameson back but Davies out

Keeper Arron Jameson ended a long lay-off with a groin injury by playing for 90 minutes for the Under 21s in a 4-1 defeat at Huddersfield
Keeper Arron Jameson ended a long lay-off with a groin injury by playing for 90 minutes for the Under 21s in a 4-1 defeat at Huddersfield
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Arron Jameson’s comeback in the Owls Under 21s marks an attempt by the keeper to make up lost ground.

His return is also timely with Adam Davies having undergone a cartilage operation.

The reversal in fortunes for the duo is the latest twist in a department that still needs the addition of an experienced keeper, in Dave Jones’ judgement.

Jameson’s outing with the development squad in the 4-1 defeat at Huddersfield was his first game of the season.

Jones felt at the start of the season that he had three good young keepers - but he still believes that that none is ready for the Championship and there is too little competition for Chris Kirkland.

With Davies out, and Jameson at the early stages of his comeback after a groin problem, teenager Cameron Dawson could be on the bench for Saturday’s home game against Yeovil.

“Arron is only just getting back into it; we’ve haven’t got Adam; we’re on the look-out,” said Jones.

Development coach Lee Bullen spolighted the return of Jameson, aged 23, and the goal for 16-year-old French striker Franck Betra as positives at Huddersfield.

Bullen said: “It was good to see Arron back and getting his first 90 minutes for a long time, and Franck has been doing really well; he’s got a bright future if he keeps working hard. We had him on trial last year and and we got him registered with the academy this year.

“Arron would admit that he’s not fully up to scratch yet. He made one or two great blocks and I don’t think you could blame him for any of the goals.

“From his perspective, probably the most important thing was that he got 90 minutes under his belt. He didn’t show any ill-effects from it.”

Bullen felt that Huddersfield were the better and more experienced side but that 4-1 flattered them and the Owls looked stronger near the end.