The Daily Debate: Dawson, Westwood or Wildsmith? Sheffield Wednesday fans mull over goalkeeping dilemma

Sheffield Wednesday supporters have taken to social media to debate who is the right man to take the Owls’ gloves after a Cameron Dawson mistake allowed for Barnsley’s equaliser in their 1-1 South Yorkshire derby draw on Saturday.

Monday, 10th February 2020, 5:13 pm
Updated Monday, 10th February 2020, 5:14 pm

In response to The Star’s new Facebook feature The Daily Debate, Wednesdayites mulled over the pros and cons of all three of the men battling for a spot between the sticks; current incumbent Dawson, long-time number one Keiren Westwood and up-and-comer Joe Wildsmith.

The comments suggest supporters are split when it comes to any notion of a recall for Westwood, who hasn’t featured since defeat at West Brom in November.

Shane Ives-Keeler said: “Westwood made a lot of mistake when he played this season. Dawson’s kicking is a liability. Wildsmith seems to not be in with a shout but give him a game and see?”

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Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Cameron Dawson has been backed by his manager Garry Monk.

It wasn’t an opinion shared by Richard Hawley (not that one!) who said: “Westwood every time. Got the experience over Dawson. Dawson good prospect but needs more work but in future could be a quality keeper.”

Dawson recently signed a new four-year deal with the club having shown good form in the Owls goal and speaking after Saturday’s draw manager Garry Monk made clear he will stick by the 24-year-old, describing him as ‘a very good keeper’.

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