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‘It won’t surprise me if he goes’ – Future of 23-y/o at Sheffield Wednesday: Opinion

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Sheffield Wednesday manager Steve Bruce will be relishing the summer transfer window, giving him a chance to stamp his own mark on his squad, with a view to mounting a top-six challenge in the Championship next season.

As Bruce assesses his squad, players who do not command a regular starting berth will have to decide whether to stay to fight for their place, or move elsewhere to command regular first-team football, with goalkeeper Joe Wildsmith a player who would fall into that category.

So, do you think Wildsmith will leave Wednesday this summer?

We discuss……..

Ben Lang

“I think Wildsmith will be departing Hillsborough this summer.

“His lack of first-team football last season was telling and the likes of Cam Dawson and Kieren Westwood will likely be ahead of him in the pecking order next season, if they both stay.

“At the age of 23, he’ll be looking for a club where he can stake a real claim for a starting spot.”

Gary Hutchinson

“Absolutely.

“He might have to in order to improve his situation.

“I ask myself this; can I see the Owls making him number one next season?

“The answer is no and an ambitious player will know that too.”

George Brooks

“It won’t surprise me if he goes.

“At this stage of his career, Wildsmith needs to be experiencing regular first team football and he is unlikely to get that at Hillsborough next season, with Keiren Westwood set to sign a new deal.

“Wildsmith is a good goalkeeper and I’m sure he will feel that he is good enough to be the first-choice shot-stopper at any club.

“I can’t see him wanting to remain at Wednesday without the guarantee of first-team football – perhaps a move to League One would be a good option for him.”

Alfie Burns

“Absolutely, he’s been outcast and I can’t see a way back for him if Westwood signs a new deal.

“Wildsmith is third choice at Hillsborough if that happens, and with him and Cameron Dawson at a similar age, it doesn’t bode well.

“A fresh start, most likely in League One, could work wonders for the goalkeeper’s career.”


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