Garry Monk may have a decision to make on Cameron Dawson ahead of Sheffield Wednesday’s meeting with Luton Town. The 24-year-old has been short of form in recent weeks and is making errors leading to goals, causing many supporters to blast his performances on social media.
Dawson has made 22 appearances in all competitions this season, conceding 22 goals and keeping nine clean sheets. In his last outing, he came off his line to clear the ball but gave it to Barnsley’s Cauley Woodrow to score into an empty net.
Monk could replace Dawson with Keiren Westwood or Joe Wildsmith, but he’s so far resisted making a change. Supporters want to see the 24-year-old taken out of the firing line, however, as they believe he’s been given enough time to prove his worth.
How many times is he going to bounce back he’s a liability get him out
— simon jones (@siyswfc) February 9, 2020
Why not give Wildsmith a chance? He's been even more neglected than Westwood
— Clayton Alexander (@AlexClayton20) February 9, 2020
He made 9 mistakes out of 10 the lad can’t kick the ball. He needs taking out of the spot light, get his confidence back and work on his kicking.
— Ian Buckton (@IanBuckton) February 9, 2020
Dawson’s a great shot stopper but he isn’t very good at commanding his area and instructing the back line. His distribution has been very poor all season as well. Given the amount of first team experience he now has, he should be improving!
— Dean Pattison (@DeanPattison77h) February 9, 2020
How many times we going to say this about Dawson before we decide to replace him #swfc
— Jonny Jones (@SwfcJonesy) February 9, 2020
MONK OUT! take Dawson we you because he’s a calamity as well not good enough! #Swfc
— Timmy Bєℓℓ 🦉 (@Belliee_92) February 9, 2020
No way I’m going to slate Dawson BUT I think it’s ok to ask: When WILL he learn from such poor distribution? What is being done at the training ground to work on it? At this level of the game, that wasn’t acceptable yesterday. However, we had 66+ minutes to get a winner #swfc 🤷🏼♂️
— MichaelJanuszkiewicz (@yana1867) February 9, 2020
The fact there is a Westwood / Dawson debate is because there are a lot of people who just don’t rate Dawson, myself included. I accept Westwood’s time has run its course but as a club we are weaker in the GK position than at anytime I can remember #swfc
— Marro (@MarrisonMarro) February 9, 2020
What must Wildsmith think turning up to training to sit on the bench watching Dawson cock up and retain the shirt 🤷🏻♂️
— Paul (@Paul57_) February 10, 2020
I give dawson to prove himself against Luton if not time to put westwood back in we can’t carry on beeing nice we have to be brutual lampard has his 75 mill keeper on the bench #swfc
— Jacko (@JackWLA) February 11, 2020
Dawson wasn’t a regular at the start of the season. He became Wednesday’s first-choice goalkeeper after Westwood’s form spiralled. Wildsmith has since edged the Irishman out of the matchday squad too and is currently second-choice under Monk.
It remains to be seen whether the other 24-year-old is given a chance.