Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Joe Wildsmith has taken to his personal Instagram account to react to the Owls’ vital 1-0 win against Bolton Wanderers on Saturday.
Wildsmith was handed his first start for the Owls in League One this season, with Burnley loanee Bailey Peacock-Farrell away on international duty with Northern Ireland.
The keeper had been an impressive performer last week in the Owls’ win against Mansfield Town in the Papa John’s Trophy and he took that confidence into Sheffield Wednesday’s clash with Bolton on Saturday.
The 25-year-old made one vital stop to deny Eoin Doyle from giving Bolton the lead at the start of the second period. That helped the Owls go down the other end in the 66th minute and grab the only goal of the contest through Lee Gregory.
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Following the win against Bolton, Wildsmith has now taken to his personal Instagram account to celebrate the Owls’ getting back on track with the three points and the fact that he was able to record a clean sheet. While he also praised his team-mates for their work rate in the game.
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It was a huge moment for Wildsmith against Bolton with the keeper needing to produce a strong performance to show Darren Moore that he can be relied upon to be the Owls’ first choice keeper this season in League One.
Peacock-Farrell enjoyed a fine start to his loan spell with the Owls, but in recent times errors have started to creep into his game and that has led to concerns that he might not be as reliable an option to have between the sticks as was first thought.
That has somewhat opened the door for Wildsmith, although Moore has been consistent in backing Peacock-Farrell when speaking to the media about his recent errors in League One.
Wildsmith has to have at least put himself in Moore’s thoughts now though for next weekend and he faces a key decision over whether he should drop Peacock-Farrell for the 25-year-old now. That is all that the keeper could have hoped for when he stepped onto the field against Bolton.