Weaver eyes new challenge after fond farewell

Nicky Weaver is waiting for the call from another club after not being offered a new contract at Wednesday.

The lifelong Owls fan says it was a dream come true when he donned the goalkeeper’s jersey at Hillsborough and he thoroughly enjoyed his time at S6, making 57 appearances.

He was signed by Alan Irvine in 2010, after a previous loan spell five years earlier, and became a regular in the team, also winning the London Owls Player of the Year award at the end of the 2010-11 season.

However, he was hit by injury in the following season and lost his place to Stephen Bywater, the latter then establishing himself as the regular choice under Gary Megson.

Weaver struggled to regain his place and failed to become a part of Dave Jones’ plans after he took charge.

Thirty-four-year-old Weaver said: “I have fulfilled a boyhood dream by playing for Wednesday – now I want a new challenge.

“I haven’t really got any plans about where it’s going to be. I just need that phone call and something I fancy. I’m 100 per cent fit now, I want to carry on playing and I feel really good.

“Being 34 as a goalkeeper equates to 29-30 as an outfield player and I want to play for as long as possible.”