Sheffield Wednesday have confirmed goalkeeper Keiren Westwood has renewed his contract at Hillsborough ahead of the new season.
Westwood has put pen to paper on a fresh two-year deal which will keep him in South Yorkshire until the summer of 2021, and will see him extend his stay at the club to seven years.
The 34-year-old has thrived between the Owls’ sticks since Steve Bruce’s arrival at the club, after former boss Jos Luhukay opted to play Cameron Dawson in goals during the first half of the season.
The Republic of Ireland stopper made 21 appearances in the second half of the campaign, and he proved to be a crucial figure as his 11 clean sheets helped the Owls secure a mid-table finish in the Championship.
Wednesday shared the news via their Twitter account at Tuesday lunchtime:
— Sheffield Wednesday (@swfc) July 9, 2019
Plenty of Owls fans were quick to respond to the announcement, and they expressed their delight as it had previously seemed uncertain whether Westwood would pen a new deal.
Here are some of the best reactions to the news…
RETIRE THE SHIRT AFTER HIM
— Victoria (@Victoria1867) July 9, 2019
Best keeper in the league
— Tom (@T_Chappers1997) July 9, 2019
Great news fab brilliant can't wait for start of the season
— Tom Mc (@TomMc42990531) July 9, 2019
Ssssshhhhhhhhh for the incomings now ! Lee Palmer and 3 new guys , then the trialest lad maybe , hector tho is a must if possible ????????????????
— big jim (@jimhadadream) July 9, 2019
Best goalkeeper in the league….worth 10-15 points if he played all last season and not frozen out we would have made play offs
— shane (@snoopyswfc) July 9, 2019
Best keep to ever wear a Wednesday shirt…. ????????????????????⚪️????
— Mark Hunnaball (@Mhball74) July 9, 2019
Best bit of business the club will do this summer! #swfc
— Carl Snee (@carlsnee81) July 9, 2019