With Sheffield Wednesday opening their pre-season game schedule on Friday against Lincoln City at Sincil Bank, Owls fans rightly had a proper distraction and something to get excited about this summer with incoming transfer window news and rumour incredibly quiet when compared to previous seasons.
Great to get back out there, get the gloves on and shout at a few defenders ????⚽️???? pic.twitter.com/7jOqh3Wpvt
— Keiren Westwood (@WestwoodKeiren) July 14, 2018
Most accepted this would be the case as we looked to move on those high earners who just hadn’t got going at the club, and Wednesday had made no secret about trimming down numbers and balancing the books, but it has been a quiet and largely boring time.
A 1-0 victory did at least lift spirits for some in the fanbase though and with the games getting going now things should at least begin to warm up on a transfer front and fans can then lean on that, as well as the matches themselves, for some optimism and excitement as the big kick-off nears.
On Saturday, following the game, goalkeeper Keiren Westwood took to social media to welcome back 90 minutes of action and fans were clearly happy with his decision in their responses.
Best keeper in championship by a country mile pal
— chris hooper (@Hooper1977Chris) July 14, 2018
You live with Westy???
— Neil Swan #FBPE ???????????????????????? (@tramowl) July 15, 2018
You DON’T live with Westy?
— mark hollins (@Markhollins) July 15, 2018
Quality performance and a top bloke, having the time to talk to everyone second half
— williamfox (@willfox2303) July 14, 2018
Good to have you back ????????
— Jill ???????? (@RlJill) July 14, 2018
Glad you remembered there were kids close by tho!!
— Bos (@OneGaryReaney) July 14, 2018
Great to have you back!!!
— Sergej Odström (@SergejOdstrom) July 15, 2018
Missed you x
— Edders???? (@edders17) July 14, 2018
Wow! I wasn’t sure where to look!!! Looking in great condition Mr Westwood x
— Dawn deedee (@desertgold2) July 14, 2018
— nicky rowlinson ???????? (@nicolarowlinson) July 14, 2018
Thanks for the photo with my daughter. She's made up and hasn't stopped talking about it since.
— Tim Lycett (@timlycett) July 14, 2018
Love hearing you have a go!
— sharon fowler (@sharonfowler69) July 14, 2018