Sheffield Wednesday: Luhukay's keeper message as Westwood makes Owls comeback

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Boss Jos Luhukay welcomed the return of Keiren Westwood to the Sheffield Wednesday first-team fold but warned that the goalkeeper isn't guaranteed to be number one next season.

Westwood made his first senior Owls appearance since suffering a groin injury last December in tonight's 1-0 friendly win over Lincoln City.

Keiren Westwood plays against Lincoln City

Keiren Westwood plays against Lincoln City

But the 33-year-old faces competition from Cameron Dawson and Joe Wildsmith for the keeper's jersey on Championship opening day on August 4 at Wigan Athletic.

"I have talked to my goalkeepers and told them at the end of this pre-season I will make a decision," Luhukay said.

Westwood played the first half at Sincil Bank before giving way to Dawson as Wednesday beat their League two opposition through a superb 20-yard Fernando Forestieri strike after 55 minutes.

The shot-stopper, a fixture in Wednesday's first team for three seasons at the club before his injury trouble, looked assured but had little to do other than make a comfortable save from an early John Akinde header.

"Keiren hasn't played for six or seven months in the past. We're happy that he is back," Luhukay added.

"I hope my goalkeepers stay fit, the same as for all my players. In the next three weeks we will be better on the physical side and also in a football direction."

The manager, who would prefer none of his three keepers to go out on loan, said of his side's first pre-season match: "In the second half, we started very well. In the first 15 minutes we make a fantastic goal from Fernando, but there weren't enough chances after that. There is still work to do."