Sheffield Wednesday man offers update on health of Sam Winnall and outlines desire to finish season

Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Cameron Dawson says the squad are keeping a close eye on one another as the coronavirus crisis continues and offered an update on the condition of Sam Winnall.

By Alex Miller
Sunday, 26th April 2020, 8:27 pm

The Owls’ former Barnsley forward revealed on social media that he had tested positive for coronavirus earlier this month, despite having not experienced any symptoms.

Dawson said: “There’s been a lot of chat on the Whatsapp group. Everyone has been checking up on each other, which has been nice.

"Everyone’s health comes first during these times.

“Sam had a test. I’ve spoken to him and he’s alright to be fair, he’s not been feeling any symptoms and feels good.

"Hopefully it stays that way, he feels good and it doesn’t come out later on.

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“I think a lot of the boys who have families and young kids have taken tests as well.

Sheffield Wednesday forward Sam Winnall is 'feeling fine' after saying he tested positive for coronavirus, according to teammate Cameron Dawson.

“I’ve not had a test, I’ve felt fine in myself and just been staying in the house and not been seeing anyone.”

Dawson, who after replacing Keiren Westwood has instated himself as Garry Monk’s number one, signed a new four-year contract extension in January.

The lifelong Wednesdayite, 24, also made clear his desire to see the season completed amid creeping speculation English authorities may end up forced to cancel the campaign.

“I think they’ll try everything humanly possible to finish the season. It’s right to try and do that,” he said.

“Whether they do or not is very much still up in the air.

“I think they’ll try and exploit every opportunity they can to try and finish the season.”

Wednesday have nine league matches left and sit in 15th place in the table. Dawson continued: “You have to think about getting the games done as quickly as possible.

“There’s next season to think about as well and the Euros, so it’s important to try and limit change in next season as much as possible.

“But I’m a goalkeeper so I don’t have to run around 10-15k a game - I’d be happy to play every other day!

“To get the games done in the shortest amount of time possible, taking into account the lads wellbeing, that’s probably the best way of going about things.”