Richard O'Donnell weighs in on debate over Cameron Dawson's position as Wednesday no.1
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Richard O'Donnell weighs in on debate over Cameron Dawson's position as Wednesday no.1

The former Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Richard O’Donnell appears to support calls for Cameron Dawson to remain as the Owls’ first choice.

Dawson’s miskicks have gifted goals to Queens Park Rangers’ Nahki Wells and Barnsley’s Cauley Woodrow in recent weeks, leading some to call for the reinstatement of Keiren Westwood at Hillsborough.

Westwood endured a difficult start to the season and has failed to feature since he lost his place – supposedly to injury – in late November.

But in a piece for The Star on Tuesday, Dawson was backed to remain as Wednesday’s number one by the newspaper’s lead Wednesday correspondent Dom Howson.

The 24-year-old was also endorsed by his manager Garry Monk, who recently sanctioned a new four-and-a-half-year contract for Dawson, after Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Barnsley.


And responding to Howson’s story earlier on Tuesday, O’Donnell posted the following message on Twitter:

Like Dawson, O’Donnell is a product of Sheffield Wednesday’s academy system and grew up a fan of the Owls.

The 31-year-old departed Hillsborough in 2012, when Dawson was still a youth-team player, and now plays for Bradford City after spells at Chesterfield, Walsall, Wigan Athletic, Bristol City, Rotherham United and Northampton Town.

O’Donnell in action for Bradford. (Photo by Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)

Wednesday have another home-grown shot-stopper on the books in Joe Wildsmith, as well as the veteran Paul Jones.

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