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Liam Palmer urges Sheffield Wednesday to secure service of 34-year-old




Sheffield Wednesday full-back Liam Palmer wants the club to offer goalkeeper Keiren Westwood a new contract.

Westwood, 34, a big fans’ favourite at Hillsborough, is due to become a free agent in the summer but Palmer would like to see him sign a new deal.

“It is not for me to say really; it is down to Keiren, the manager and the club. The manager likes him a lot and is playing him every week,” Palmer told the Sheffield Star.

“You can’t predict the future in football. Things do happen but it would be great if the club could keep hold of him,” added the full-back, who is also out of contract in the summer.

Westwood has made 16 appearances for Wednesday in the Championship this season, keeping an impressive ten clean sheets and only conceding eight goals and Palmer was quick to praise the goalkeeper for his efforts.

“While ever you know as a team and a defence that you have got a goalkeeper like Keiren behind you, it gives you a platform to build on. You know you can then go up the other end and nick a goal.”

Sheffield Wednesday are currently 11th in the Championship table, just three points outside the play-off places and are unbeaten in eleven matches since Steve Bruce took charge of the club in February.

The Owls will be looking to continue their momentum when they face play-off rivals Aston Villa at Hillsborough at the weekend, followed by another home game against Nottingham Forest.

The Verdict

Sheffield Wednesday are building some serious momentum in the Championship and will fancy their chances of achieving a top-six finish this season.

Westwood has played an important part of the team’s success in recent weeks and he deserves credit for his performances since reclaiming the number one spot at Hillsborough.

If he does become a free agent in the summer, he could be a good signing for other teams in the Championship.

Thoughts? Let us know! 

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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