Date: 10th March 2020 at 4:05pm
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Sheffield Wednesday suffered a 5-0 defeat at the hands of Brentford on Saturday – the fourth time in five games that the Owls have shipped three or more goals.

Cameron Dawson came away with criticism from supporters after letting in a number of soft goals on the day and may find his place up for grabs ahead of Saturday’s meeting with Nottingham Forest.

Despite Joe Wildsmith impressing in Wednesday’s FA Cup defeat to Manchester City, Garry Monk stuck with Dawson in goal against the Bees.

The decision backfired, however, as his first-choice stopper was beaten by 71.4% of Brentford’s shots on target. Wildsmith was an unused substitute and fans want to see the 24-year-old given a chance against Forest.

Should Cameron Dawson be replaced by Joe Wildsmith?

Yes

Yes

No

No

Against Brentford, Dawson played a full 90 minutes, had 35 touches, made one clearance, completed 27.6% of his 29 passes, made one interception and made two saves. He’s made 28 appearances in all competitions this season, conceding 37 goals and keeping 10 clean sheets.

Since the turn of the year, the 24-year-old has shipped 24 goals in 12 Championship games. Monk axed Keiren Westwood in November 2019 due to his errors leading to goals, but will he do the same for Dawson?

Read Crippy Cooke’s previous article