Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Joe Wildsmith has admitted this week that owing to his lack of game time under manager Garry Monk, a loan deal away from Hillsborough in the January transfer window could well be of benefit to all parties.
The 23-year-old stopper has not featured so far during the 2019/20 campaign with Keiren Westwood and Cameron Dawson sharing minutes between them, so obviously being third choice, a spell away from the club would make sense to most fans I would think.
Speaking to the Yorkshire Evening Post this week as the New Year edges ever closer, Wildsmith admitted that the conversation still needed to be had with Monk, so his thoughts could be taken on board, and although he’d respect whatever decision our gaffer made, whilst he was open to a short departure, he certainly didn’t seem to sound desperate for one.
“I have to have a word with the gaffer first and see what his thoughts on the situation are. If someone offered me games, I’m not saying I wouldn’t turn it down but I’m not saying I’d go for it. I don’t know what the situation is with the gaffer. We’ll make a decision on that and what we want to do. If the loan move was there I’d obviously see it and have a chat about it. I’ve played a couple of games for the under-23s and I want to get a feeler about what the plan is for me. If that’s going out on loan, it’s going out on loan. If it’s staying here, it’s staying here. I’ll honour the gaffer’s decision on that.”
In fairness, there’s not much else he could say really as it’s a grounded response that keeps him covered in all directions, but I don’t see a problem with it.
Should Wildsmith Be Loaned Out?
Yes, He Needs Games
No, We Have To Ensure Cover