Keiren Westwood believes Wednesday can get promoted next season

Sheffield Wednesday

Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Keiren Westwood has confidence in his side's ability to be promoted next season.

Keiren Westwood has told the Sheffield Star that everyone involved at Sheffield Wednesday will be determined to get promoted next season.

The Owls will head into the 2015/16 campaign as one of the favourites to step up into the Premier League and Westwood believes that they will be equipped to hit their lofty targets.

The goalkeeper says the whole group will be united and has no fears that they can handle the pressure that will be placed on them.

"We are going to have to get used to coping with the expectation and I’m sure everyone here will be able to deal with it,” Westwood said. “We all want to get promoted and play in the promised land. Everyone will be fighting for the same cause.”

Wednesday never really harboured any promotion ambitions this campaign, but any finish outside the top six next time around will be considered a disappointment.

The Owls are set to spend big this summer, following the takeover of Dejphon Chansiri, and big changes are being made at the club.

Eleven players have already departed Hillsborough this week and it should mean that Stuart Gray has a new look unit to work with next year.

Most of the squad will fear for their starting place, but Westwood will be safe in the knowledge that his is secure and he will be the foundation on which Gray looks to build his defence, meaning he will have a big role to play if Wednesday are to get promoted and secure a standing back among the elite.

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