The conspiracy theorists are out in force over news that Cameron Dawson will start for Sheffield Wednesday against Birmingham City – ahead of Keiren Westwood.

Westwood conceded the penalty from which West Bromwich Albion scored their late winner against Wednesday on Saturday.

And it was not the first time in recent weeks that the experienced goalkeeper was, arguably, at fault for an Owls concession.

Some Sheffield Wednesday supporters had therefore called for Westwood to be dropped against Birmingham.

Westwood in action for Wednesday. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

And speaking at his pre-game press conference on Tuesday, their manager, Monk, confirmed that the Irishman will miss the game – albeit with a shoulder injury instead.

“Cameron is going to be playing,” said the 40-year-old. “Keiren has got a bit of an injury as well but it would have been a decision I would have to make anyway. But Cameron will be playing on Wednesday.”

But the following Wednesday supporters just aren’t buying it…

Westwood was one of the players exiled by the former Sheffield Wednesday manager Jos Luhukay at the start of last season, but was restored in place of Dawson after the Dutchman’s sacking in December.

Until now, the 35-year-old had been almost universally popular with the Wednesday faithful, who have voted him their player of the season twice since he joined the club in 2014.

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