Sheffield Wednesday are hopeful of a positive outcome as they look to register Keiren Westwood to play under new boss, Tony Pulis.
Westwood found himself frozen out under Garry Monk, with the former Wednesday boss placing his faith in Cameron Dawson and Joe Wildsmith.
However, Pulis has confirmed in his first press conference as Wednesday boss that he would be like to select Westwood ahead of Dawson or Wildsmith.
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A report in the Sheffield Star has noted that Wednesday have made contact about registering Westwood to play, with the 36-year-old missing out on the initial 25-man squad under Monk.
That same report confirms that Wednesday do not believe that it is a complicated process to register Westwood and are trying to do so before this Saturday’s meeting with Preston North End, which is Pulis’ first fixture in-charge.
Westwood last played for Wednesday in 2019 and has been absent for all squads at the start of 2020/21. The Owls currently sit 23rd in the Championship table, having peeled themselves off the foot of the division in Monk’s final two fixtures.
Wildsmith was the goalkeeper in both of those fixtures.
If Pulis wants Westwood in as his No.1, Wednesday have to fight to get him registered at the earliest opportunity.
For many, Westwood is the man to play ahead of Dawson and Wildsmith, who have struggled for consistency for some time now.
Pulis is a manager that likes players of Westwood’s ilk and it’s hardly surprising that this has developed.
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