Sheffield Wednesday confirmed that Liam Shaw has joined Chesterfield on loan and will spend one month with the Spireites.
The 18-year-old was a regular for Wednesday’s u18 side and has represented the u23s this season, but he’s being given a chance to get valuable experience in the National League which should boost his development.
Garry Monk said in Thursday’s press conference that he’s looking to see the playmaker get competitive action at a better level than reserve-team football. If the youngster impresses, he may put himself in the shop window for other clubs, or be given a chance to stay at Chesterfield for longer than a month.
Shaw has yet to make his debut for the Owls, but he has made the matchday squad on three occasions. The midfielder was an unused substitute in Wednesday’s 2-2 draw with West Bromwich Albion (October 3, 2018), 3-1 defeat to Birmingham City (October 27, 2018) and 0-0 draw with Luton Town (January 5, 2019).
Was it a good move by Sheffield Wednesday to loan out Liam Shaw?
He joined Wednesday as an eight-year-old and signed a professional deal in December 2018. Shaw will be hoping to impress in his short-term stint at Chesterfield and could make their squad to face Harrogate on November 23.
The Spireites sit 18th in the table with 22 points from 20 games, having won three and drawn one of their last four.