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Something I want to be part of

9 January 2024

Club News

Something I want to be part of

9 January 2024

New recruit James Beadle stored his first training session on Tuesday morning and is eagerly anticipating the challenges ahead.

The talented young goalkeeper joined the Owls on a loan deal for the rest of the season yesterday, signing from Premier League Brighton following a successful temporary stint at League One Oxford.


Beadle played every minute for the U’s through the first half of the campaign, establishing himself as a fans’ favourite at the Kassam Stadium.

The 19-year-old now swells the S6 goalkeeping department and reunites with his former coach at Brighton, Sal Bibbo.


He told “I know Sal really well from our time at Brighton. Sal did a lot for me, he really improved me as a goalkeeper and it’s great to be working with him again here at Wednesday.

“I had a really good time at Oxford but I think now is the time to take the next step up. I believe in myself and my ability and I’m really looking forward to testing myself.”

Fresh from the Middlewood Road grass, Beadle is impressed by what he has seen so far:

“There’s some really good goalkeepers here – obviously I saw what Cam did at the weekend – so it will be good competition with all of us which is an important part of the game.


“There’s a buzz about the place. I spoke to a few people before coming here and I was really impressed. The manager is really positive and looking at the recent form, it’s really picked up since he came in.

“It’s a massive football club and something I want to be part of.”

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