Charles Pierce has made a good impression on new Sheffield Wednesday boss Xisco Munoz this summer.
Having only been appointed early in July, Xisco Munoz hasn’t had long to get to grips with his Sheffield Wednesday squad, and whip them into shape ahead of the new Championship season. However, he seems to have already spotted a talent in teenage goalkeeper Pierce Charles.
Wednesday have been pursuing a new goalkeeper this summer. West Brom’s David Button has been linked. Bailey Peacock-Farrell was also a target before he opted to join Aarhus. However, Charles’ efforts in pre-season training may alter Munoz’s plan.
How Charles can change the Owls’ summer
The Spanish coach has been effusive in his praise of the 18-year-old, saying, “he understands what we need with his feet, and I’m very happy with him. I didn’t know anything about him when I came here, but it’s a very good surprise because he is a very good keeper,” as quoted by The Star.
Munoz hasn’t ruled out Charles making an impact in the first team, either. He stated, “the age for me isn’t a problem – you’re either ready or you’re not, that is the question. We have two very good keepers, and we make the decision.”
If Charles can satisfy Munoz’s want for a back-up ‘keeper, then the Owls won’t need to source a solution on the market. This is great news for fans and the club, as these saved funds and time can be used trying to improve the squad elsewhere on the pitch. As for Charles, a huge opportunity to prove his quality at senior level could be just around the corner.