Sheffield Wednesday manager Jos Luhukay was very pleased that goalkeeper Keiren Westwood played 45 minutes for the club’s under-23s last week, reports Dom Howson of the Sheffield Star.
Speaking at his pre-match press conference the Dutchman said that it was the first time the Irishman had asked to play since picking up an injury just over a year ago.
“It was a good situation for him to come to practice,” Luhukay said.
“He played 45 minutes.
“Keiren asked to play and we gave him the chance. It was the first time he had asked to play (for the Under-23s).”
The Owls face Swansea City this Saturday and go into the match in a shocking run of form, winning just one of their last nine games, losing six of them and drawing just two.
With last weekend’s 2-2 draw to strugglers Rotherham United bumping them down into 17th place, five below their weekend opponents, the pressure is really beginning to mount on Luhukay, with calls for him to be sacked getting louder by the week.
A win at the Liberty Stadium would be a big boost to the Dutchman and to the club, with the potential to rise to within nine points of the play-off places if they pick up three points.
This seems like a very PR friendly answer to me.
Jos will know better than anyone that people want to know about the goalkeeper’s future and this feels like he is very much tip-toeing around the detail.
January looks set to be a very interesting time at Hillsborough.