Westwood puts pen to paper on contract extention!

Owls goalkeeper Keiren Westwood has put pen to paper on a new contract at S6!

Westwood, who is considered one of the best goalkeepers in the Championship, has signed a new two-year deal at Hillsborough.

The former Manchester City prospect signed for the Owls from Sunderland in 2014, which was also an initial two-year deal. Westwood started his career at Premier League champions Manchester City, however, the shot-stopper never got a chance to shine for City after being third-choice behind David James and former Owls goalkeeper & current goalkeeping coach Nicky Weaver.

Wednesdays number one had played 131 games each for both Carlisle United & Coventry City before signing for Premier League side Sunderland. The coming 19/20 season campaign will be Westwood’s sixth with the Owls.

The 34-year-old, who has 21 caps for the Republic of Ireland, was pushed out of the first team squad for the first part of last season as former manager Jos Luhukay had chosen Cameron Dawson and Joe Wildsmith as his number one and substitute respectively. However, Westwood was in the starting line-up the first game after Luhukay departure and became Steve Bruce’s number one as well as a fans favourite with 11 clean sheets in 21 appearances.

The shot-stopper could take his tally to 200 appearances for the Owls in the coming campaign with just 36 games; he currently sits on 164 appearances for Steve Bruce’s men.

 

 

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