Sheffield Wednesday chief Garry Monk makes big admission about Keiren Westwood and his goalkeeping department

Sheffield Wednesday have ruled out letting any of their goalkeepers leave in the January transfer window.

Friday, 17th January 2020, 4:47 pm

The Championship club are spoilt for choice in between the sticks, with Cameron Dawson, Joe Wildsmith, Keiren Westwood and Paul Jones all on their books.

Dawson has starred since taking over the No 1 spot from Westwood last November. Wildsmith, fully-fit again following a lengthy spell on the sidelines with a knee injury, is currently providing back up to Dawson.

Boss Garry Monk told The Star: "The way it stands right now we won't be looking to put any of our keepers out."

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Despite recovering from a shoulder problem, Westwood was left out of the matchday squad at Leeds United last weekend. Wildsmith was given the nod on the bench.

"Cameron came in earlier in the season; he did very well," said Monk. "I put Keiren back in and he was missing again and Cameron came in and did very, very well.

"He has earned that spot at this moment in time.

"Joe [Wildsmith] is someone I think a lot of as well. In terms of that period where he has come in onto the bench and the changes after that disappointing week, I didn't make changes for the sake of it. I made changes because they deserved it, and they've done very well with it.

“At this moment in time, of course there are decisions to be made as to who gets on the bench and starting elevens and so on. I'm the type that will try to reward what I see in front of me and what they're giving me in that period of time.

“It is about who deserves it. To put a player out of the squad, you have to have something concrete to tell them. You can't just drop a player out of the squad for no reason at all.

“Those who are in the squad have to fight back. Those who aren't starting fight back and those that are starting need to keep their place.”