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Stuart Gray hails keeper competition

22 September 2014

  • Westwood and Kirkland in top form
  • Seven clean sheets so far for Wednesday
  • Owls visit Manchester City this week


Stuart Gray has hailed the competition between the sticks of Keiren Westwood and Chris Kirkland.

With two top drawer goalkeepers to call upon, Gray says he is in an enviable position regarding his last line of defence.

He told swfc.co.uk: “I have two top quality keepers in the building and I couldn’t be happier with that position in the team.

“They both bring the best out of each other in training every day and that can only be a good thing.

“Keiren knows he has Chris breathing right down his neck. They are so good for each other too because the competition between them is healthy and they are pushing each other all the way.”



The benefits are clearly on display for the Owls, who have posted an impressive seven clean sheets from their ten games so far this season.

In contrast to last term, Wednesday had to wait until the Watford game in mid-December for their first shutout.

Gray added: “We are getting clean sheets in the league and in the cup and, of course, your goalkeeper plays a massive part of that.

“I have two here who are of the highest quality in the Championship.

“They are giving the defenders in front of them confidence, which spreads throughout the team.

“Right now, Chris is keeping Keiren right on his toes. He knows that if he doesn’t maintain his high standards, I have Chris waiting to come in.”





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