Sheffield Wednesday boss confirms 19-year-old Joe Wildsmith will start v Stoke City

The talented goalkeeper has performed well in the competition this season.

Sheffield Wednesday twice fought back from being behind against Blackburn Rovers today to pick up what seemed an unlikely point at Ewood Park.

They denied new Blackburn boss Paul Lambert a win at his new home ground after a late goal from in form striker Lucas Joao.

The way they picked up the point will have pleased Carlos Carvalhal especially as that fighting spirit is going to be needed if they are to pick up a result in their next game.

Wednesday are taking on Stoke City in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday night - with a place in the semi-finals at stake.

After the game he was looking ahead to the tie with Stoke and made it clear that one teenager would be starting the game in midweek, with Joe Wildsmith to take the place of Irish international Keiran Westwood.

He told his post-match press conference:

The 19-year-old has played three times in the competition already this season and kept clean sheets against Premier League opposition in 1-0 and 3-0 wins over Newcastle United and Arsenal respectively.

If he can do so yet again against Stoke, then Wednesday might be in the final four.

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