Recent comments by Sheffield Wednesday manager Garry Monk have got a lot of the fan base debating as he talks about two goalkeepers at the club.
The club have both Cameron Dawson and Joe Wildsmith battling for the number one spot, and speaking via the Examiner Live, Monk said: “They both can improve on everything; they’re [sic] soft skills and the distribution side of things. They know that and we have had good chats with them.”
Dawson has featured the most for the Owls this season, as he has made 24 appearances, but Monk hasn’t been afraid to change the man in between the sticks as Wildsmith has played seven times, via WhoScored.
Monk’s comments have seen fans debate over who is the better player, but the fact that he has identified how they can improve will hopefully see the two do what he says and continue to fight for their place.
If they do continue to fight, then it could bode well for the club for the future, given they are both relatively young with Dawson 25 and a year younger.
Many fans have been discussing the duo following Monk’s comments, with some split opinion. The majority seem to rate Wildsmith over Dawson, however one fan doesn’t think either is good enough, perhaps given the team has shipped 59 goals in the Championship (BBC Sport).
Garry Monk on Cameron Dawson and Joe Wildsmith: "They both can improve on everything; they’re soft skills and the distribution side of things. They know that and we have had good chats with them." #SWFC @LiveSwfc https://t.co/REWuFF4IMQ
— Dom Howson (@domhowson) July 16, 2020
I think Wildsmith’s distribution is above average already. In the last two games, when we’ve tried to play into the space behind the opposition’s defence, he’s clearly been told to distribute it quickly. He has the range and accuracy to do so IMHO, which gives us more options.
— Peter A. Løhmann (@ploehmann) July 16, 2020
I think both are massively overrated and we as a club are so desperate for them to do well because they ate literally all our academy have produced.
Neither have been anywhere near the England youth set up and neither have attracted any interest from elsewhere.
— kenners🦉 \/\//\\/\//\\/\/ 🦉 (@robbiebebbie) July 16, 2020
Wildsmith has the potential to be our no1 for years as long as he’s given chance and people don’t jump on him the first time he makes a mistake, monk needs to stick with him as well give him a long run in the team
— Dave Woodward (@DaveWoodward11) July 16, 2020
Totally agree ,you could see the difference between there distribution last season. Gives us much more options . Dawson frustrates me every time he plays.
— dan mason (@dano_sheff) July 16, 2020
Dawson is decent but wildsmith is better
— AgromanJ (@JagarJgrom90) July 16, 2020
Westy should return.
— Jim (@frederi21962339) July 16, 2020
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