Sheffield Wednesday senior man unlikely to hit major milestone ahead of uncertain future?
They’ve still plenty of catching up to do if they are to retain their Championship status, but Sheffield Wednesday are well and truly on the home straight of a long and winding season.
There are seven matches still to play before the season ends on May 8 and they have it all to do if they are to continue in their bid to complete a great escape and survive.
One man who last month explained his desperation to play his part is long-time goalkeeper Keiren Westwood, who is one of several first team players entering an uncertain future with his contract set to expire at the end of the season.
The former Republic of Ireland stopper has missed the last three matches with a recurrance of a rib injury and needs seven more appearances to make it to 200 for the club.
Westwood was named on the bench as Joe Wildsmith kept a clean sheet in Wednesday’s rampant 5-0 win over Cardiff and with only seven matches remaining Westwood’s pursuit of the milestone looks likely to run dry.
Asked about the goalkeeper situation last night, Owls stand-in manager Jamie Smith said: “Joe has been fantastic for us.
“Obviously, Keiren [Westwood] is a top goalkeeper and will keep Joe on his toes which is what you want. You want competition throughout the squad.”
Westwood told The Star last month: “Reaching 200 games was one of my targets when I came back under Tony (Pulis), it’s something I really wanted to do.
“I’d be devastated that I could potentially finish my Sheffield Wednesday career on a relegation.”