Westwood or Wildsmith? Darren Moore on Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeping conundrum

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It seems a long time since the goalkeeping department at Sheffield Wednesday wasn’t a point for discussion.

And it seems the conversation will roll on into this weekend ahead of the Owls’ visit to QPR on Saturday afternoon.

Twice Wednesday player of the season Keiren Westwood is seven matches away from 200 senior appearances for the club and with seven matches left in the season will have to regain his place to hit the milestone.

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The incumbent, Joe Wildsmith, is off the back of a clean sheet in their 5-0 win over Cardiff however and won plaudits for excellent saves in the matches over Barnsley and Watford.

Keiren Westwood is back fit for Sheffield Wednesday.Keiren Westwood is back fit for Sheffield Wednesday.
Keiren Westwood is back fit for Sheffield Wednesday.

Westwood had been out with a rib injury but appears to be back to full fitness, meaning Moore, who will watch the match from home as he sees out the final days of isolation due to a positive coronavirus test, has a decision to make.

“With Westy, the injury now has healed, which is good and we’re really pleased,” he told The Star.

“Last week he had a little bit of bone bruising around it, so it was just about him coming back into training for two or three days, diving around, coming for crosses, diving around on the injury and having the impact to see the injury is secure now and the little bit of discomfort diving is just a bruise.

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“He came back in and was back on the bench and Joe carried on. I thought Joe had a good game and did really well. To have those two goalkeepers back competing is excellent for competition in the team.”



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