Sheffield Wednesday boss Darren Moore is a big admirer of West Bromwich Albion 19-year-old Josh Griffiths but the Owls boss’ preference is to sign a more experienced goalkeeper, according to Yorkshire Live.
The teenage shot-stopper spent last season on loan with Cheltenham Town and was instrumental as the Robins secured promotion and won the League Two title – keeping 23 clean sheets in 50 games.
Griffiths has since returned to his parent club and Wednesday are among the sides linked with a loan move for him in 2021/22, alongside Portsmouth and Lincoln City.
Yorkshire Live has reported, however, that Moore is a big admirer of the Baggies youngster but would prefer to sign an experienced head to compete for the number one spot with Cameron Dawson and Joe Wildsmith.
Additionally, it is understood that despite the Wednesday boss’ links to Albion, Lincoln are the frontrunners to land Griffiths this summer.
Moore’s preparations for life in League One are being hamstrung by the club’s financial issues and a transfer embargo, though they are still able to make free signings and loan moves to push the number of established players in their squad to 23.
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With Kieren Westwood gone and neither Dawson nor Wildsmith having looked particularly convincing, it makes a lot of sense that Moore wants to add further quality between the sticks.
Griffiths would have been a good option but you can certainly understand why the Owls boss wants a more experienced player rather than the 19-year-old.
It’s no surprise either to see that the Imps are the frontrunners to sign the teenager, as West Brom have seen how beneficial loaning them players under Michael Appleton’s stewardship can be.