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Changes in mind for Monk

3 January 2020

The Owls’ FA Cup campaign for 2020 gets underway this weekend and Garry Monk says there could be changes to the team at Brighton.

A frustrating Christmas calendar saw Wednesday suffer three successive league defeats and Monk says the cup-tie will offer the opportunity to shuffle his pack.

He said: “Given the week we’ve had, some other players deserve opportunities so there may be a few changes.


“We didn’t hit the same levels as the week before but this is the Championship and it can happen. But we want better. We have to fight back.

“Whatever team goes on the pitch will be strong, we want to put on a performance to be proud of.

“It won’t be a case of resting players, it’s a case of others deserving an opportunity.”

Monk did confirm in his pre-match media briefing that the goalkeeper’s position will remain unchanged as Cameron Dawson starts at the Amex.


He explained: “Cameron will play on Saturday. Joe Wildsmith is coming back and looking stronger, so we’re really pleased with his progress but he needs that little extra time at the moment.

“Keiren Westwood was back on the training pitch yesterday and we will be led by Keiren and any pain he feels moving forward.”

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