Where’s Keiren Westwood? Garry Monk gives update on Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper as the end of the transfer window draws closer – he’s still with the U23s

Garry Monk hopes that Keiren Westwood will be able to find himself a new team before the end of the transfer window, for the sake of the player and also for the club.

Thursday, 1st October 2020, 9:25 am

Westwood fell out of favour at Hillsborough last season and hasn’t played for the Owls at all in 2020, with Cameron Dawson and Joe Wildsmith now seen as the two who will be fighting it out for a starting spot for Wednesday.

Speaking today at his weekly press conference, the SWFC boss explained the whereabouts of the long-serving Owls goalie, explaining that there is a plan for him to move on if the opportunity arises.

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When asked about the shot-stopper’s current situation, Monk said, “He’s training with the U23s, getting his fitness and looking to get himself out on loan or a move to another club.”

So could that happen before the window closes?

“I’m hopeful for him, and hopeful for us as a club,” he stated. “As I’ve said, that’s all in the hands of the club, my focus is on preparing for these games and trying to get results.

“At this moment in time we’ve had a lot of football and a lot of quick turnarounds, and we’ve got an important game this weekend, so all my energy is with that.

Keiren Westwood is looking to leave Sheffield Wednesday, possibly on loan or permanently. (Pic Steve Ellis)

“The rest of it the club is dealing and working behind the scenes.”

This season is Westwood’s seventh at Hillsborough, with the Republic of Ireland international having played nearly 200 games for the Owls since joining from Sunderland back in 2014.

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