Sheffield Wednesday confirm that Cameron Dawson has ‘penned a long-term contract’ to end any speculation about his future. Celtic, Rangers, Derby County & Blackburn Rovers were recently showing interest in his signature, but Dawson always maintained a desire to stay at Hillsborough.
The 24-year-old’s contract was set to expire in July, but he revealed in numerous interviews that he was hoping to sign a new deal and wasn’t interested in leaving.
Dawson was Wednesday’s second-choice goalkeeper at the start of the season, but he replaced Keiren Westwood in November and hasn’t looked back. The former England youth international has made 18 appearances in all competitions, conceding 18 goals and keeping eight clean sheets.
Westwood lost his place in the side due to poor performances and may not return to the starting eleven this season. He has 18 months left on his contract but may consider his options this summer if he keeps being left out of the matchday squad.
Garry Monk has described Dawson and Joe Wildsmith as the future of the club too, so it’s clear that Westwood is no longer in his thinking.