Will Weaver become Wednesday's number one?

01 August 2010 12:34
Sheffield stopper in line to take the Owls gloves Sheffield Wednesday could well have a new goalkeeper on their books before next weekend as manager Alan Irvine revealed that Nicky Weaver has been training with the club. The Owls kick-off their League One campaign at home to newly promoted Dagenham & Redbridge on Saturday August 7th and by then the former Owls loan player could be back on the books at Hillsborough. Wednesday sold players’ player of the year Lee Grant to Championship side Burnley last week for an undisclosed fee leaving them with the young inexperienced pair of Richard O’Donnell and Arron Jameson. Although there are high hopes for the pair the club have been rumoured to want to bring in someone with greater experience to challenge for the number one spot while at the same time aid their development and Weaver was thought to be a front-runner due to his availability, locality and previous ties with the club. Irvine commented on the Owls official website, www.swfc.co.uk, that Weaver had been training with the club towards the back end of last week and having impressed so far he is set to continue this next week. Weaver, who played for Dundee United last season and Charlton Athletic for two seasons prior to that, spent a spell on loan to Wednesday from Manchester City in the 2005/06 season, playing 14 times for the Owls.