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Westwood full of praise for Owls

19 February 2017


Keiren Westwood was full of praise for his team mates after the victory over Nottingham Forest on Saturday.

For the fourth successive game, Wednesday emerged with three points to strengthen their grip on a top six spot.

The Owls triumphed by the odd goal in three at The City Ground and Westwood believes the Owls’ ability to see out games will be a valuable asset going forward this season.

He said: “We are grinding out the victories, that’s four in a row now and we’re delighted.

“We can see out a game and it’s a fantastic trait to have. We know if we go in front, we can see out a game.

“If you look at our games, we haven’t won many by big margins, it’s 1-0s or 2-1s. We can grind out a game, we can see it out.

“That professionalism is there and long may it continue.”

The Owls’ number one was at the heart of the first major talking point in the game, as he brought down Ben Brereton in the box, receiving a yellow and conceding a penalty in the process.

But Westwood was the hero from the spot kick as he got down low to save from Ross McCormack, shortly before Almen Abdi struck for the visitors.



He added: “I tried to stand my ground but it was a penalty. Under the new rules it’s not a red card. 

“We’ve done our homework and it was a good save. I’m thankful that I made the save because it could have been very costly for us.

“With the goals, we know that Almen has got that ability, it’s dropped lovely for him and fair play to him. He’s been working hard and I thought he did great.

“With Fernando, you’re desperate for him to do well, what a fantastic goal and he was straight in the crowd as well. I’m buzzing for him.”


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