Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Keiren Westwood has admitted that he would love to stay at his club with his contract expiring in the summer, after speaking to Sheffield Star journalist Dom Howson.
The 34-year-old is a fans’ favourite at Hillsborough having made over 150 appearances for the Owls since joining from Sunderland in 2014, but has endured a turbulent time over the last year.
The Republic of Ireland international was frozen out by former Wednesday boss Jos Luhukay, and went over a year without playing for the Yorkshire club having fell behind youngsters Cameron Dawson and Joe Wildsmith in the pecking order.
But under then-caretaker managers Steve Agnew and Stephen Clemence, Westwood was immediately reintroduced to the Wednesday first-team, and has since started the Owls’ last seven games in all competitions.
Speaking about his future at Hillsborough in Friday’s press conference, Westwood admitted that he would like to stay at the club, with his current deal expiring at the end of the season.
Keiren Westwood spoke to the local media this morning.
— Dom Howson (@domhowson) February 8, 2019
Westwood was speaking ahead of Wednesday’s home clash with relegation candidates Reading this weekend – the Owls will be full of confidence of claiming yet another three points, as Steve Bruce won 1-0 against Ipswich Town last week in what was his first game in charge of the club.
If you asked every Sheffield Wednesday fan if they would like Westwood to stay beyond this season, the answer would be a resounding ‘yes’. He’s a legend in those parts.
I thought Jos Luhukay’s decision to completely forget about Westwood was nothing short of bizarre, but it will be a huge relief for Wednesday fans to see him back in between the sticks now.
He’s still obviously a very good goalkeeper, hence why Leeds United were linked with him before the January transfer window.