Carlos Carvalhal says Joe Wildsmith could continue to start in goal for Sheffield Wednesday

Sheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal has suggested that Joe Wildsmith could continue to start in goal against Bolton Wanderers.

Sheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal has hinted that Joe Wildsmith could play an important role for his side this season. 

Wildsmith made his third appearance of the new campaign on Saturday in the Owls' 3-1 defeat against Burnley, and he impressed again with his display.

The 19-year-old pulled off a string of fine saves, and Carvalhal has suggested that he could continue to pick the youngster ahead of his more experienced goalkeepers. 

“Joe had a very good match. He gave confidence to the team," Carvalhal told the Sheffield Telegraph

“Joe is a very, very good goalkeeper. He has a big, big future. He’s only 19 years old but we trust him 100%.

“I’m very happy with Joe. If he keeps playing like this, he will play more times this season because we trust him a lot.”

Wildsmith has found his way into the first team due to an injury to usual first choice stopper Keiren Westwood. 

It is unlikely that he will keep his place when Westwood returns to full fitness, but he will be encouraged by Carvalhal's words.

So far the academy graduate's only first-team experience has come on loan at Alfreton and Barnsley, but he appears to have adapted to Championship level with ease. 

Wednesday's next game comes against Bolton Wanderers on Tuesday night, and Wildsmith is likely to start between the sticks again, with Westwood doubtful of making it back in time.

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