Just as Sheffield Wednesday gained a goalkeeper, their neighbours Doncaster Rovers have had one taken away.

It is understood that Wednesday have added Keiren Westwood to their list of Championship-eligible players after the appointment of Tony Pulis as manager.

And the 36-year-old is expected to return to the Owls’ squad for Saturday’s trip to Preston.

That could leave Cameron Dawson, who started the season as Wednesday’s number one before being displaced by Joe Wildsmith, sat twiddling his thumbs between now and the January transfer window.

But there could be an unexpected way out for Dawson, with Doncaster seeking a swift replacement for Josef Bursik.

Bursik was recalled by Stoke on Thursday, leaving Rovers with little more than 12 hours to sign a replacement in time for Saturday’s visit of Sunderland.

And with Darren Moore’s side only allowed to recruit from a fellow EFL club, or delve into the free-agent market, Dawson may be among the options considered.

The 25-year-old has already played 76 times for Wednesday – and often well – but appeared desperately low on confidence towards the end of his most recent spell in the side.

Sheffield Wednesday v Queens Park Rangers - Sky Bet Championship
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 03: Sheffield Wednesday’s Cameron Dawson reacts as Queens Park Rangers celebrate scoring their equalising goal to make the score 1 – 1 during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield Wednesday and Queens Park Rangers at Hillsborough Stadium on October 3, 2020 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Rich Linley – CameraSport via Getty Images)

And sitting on the sidelines is only likely to exacerbate matters.

A fresh start up the road in Doncaster could be just the tonic.

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