Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Keiren Westwood has returned to the first-team picture under new boss Tony Pulis, much the the delight of Moses Odubajo.
Garry Monk had been quite public with his axing of Westwood from the first-team picture over 2020, but his exit from Wednesday earlier in November has paved the way for the goalkeeper’s return.
Pulis’ first duty was to register the 36-year-old ahead of Saturday’s meeting with Preston North End, with Westwood returning ahead of Joe Wildsmith and Cameron Dawson.
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Odubajo has been quizzed on what it was like to see Westwood return to the first-team picture having seen him out in the cold under Monk, with the versatile defender talking up the goalkeeper’s return and how he will be soon back to his best.
“We didn’t see him that much because he was training with the under-23s,” Odubajo revealed, as quoted in Yorkshire Live.
“It’s good to have him back. His quality speaks for itself.
“A couple more games and then we’ll have the Westy that everyone knows back.”
Westwood and Odubajo were both in the side on Saturday afternoon at Preston, but couldn’t help Wednesday put a first win on the board under Pulis.
Josh Windass was dismissed on 17 minutes, with Wednesday then conceding shortly after half-time to Tom Barkhuizen’s strike. That secured North End a 1-0 win.
As we know, the Wednesday fans were delighted to see Westwood return to the starting line-up after Monk’s decision to axe him.
However, one thing we don’t know is how the Wednesday dressing room has reacted to the 36-year-old’s return.
If Odubajo speaks for everyone, they are equally delighted to see such an outstanding goalkeeper returning to the fold.
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