Keiren Westwood has spoken of his delight after pulling on a Sheffield Wednesday keeper’s jersey again … for the under-23s at Crewe on Monday.
Westwood, who last played in the pre-season friendly at Lincoln, is number three keeper in Jos Luhukay’s view and has not even figured for the academy side, until playing for the opening 45 minutes at Crewe.
The keeper kept a clean sheet and tweeted afterwards: “Delighted to get the gloves and boots on for 45 mins today – last time played at Crewe training ground I was 17 for Man City u17s. Pitch was just as bad then as it is now.”
Wednesday, who also included George Boyd and Joost van Aken in the starting line-up, were one-up at the interval and doubled the lead with a cracking effort from Ben Hughes – but there was late drama to follow.
We looked sure of victory as the game moved into added time but Lewis Reilly headed home for Crewe to make it 2-1 and then the hosts grabbed an equaliser, keeper Dave Richards being sent up for a last-gasp corner and slamming the ball home from close range with the final kick of the game.