Wildsmith has impressed in Westwood's absence for Sheffield Wednesday.
After three almost immaculate seasons at Hillsborough - in which he was named club player of the year twice - Westwood's displays this season have prompted some to question his place in Carlos Carvalhal's team.
It has been speculated that underlying fitness problems may have contributed to the Irishman's sudden loss of form, although it wasn't until last Wednesday's defeat at Birmingham City that those issues came to a head.
Despite making a significant impression upon his introduction to the Owls' first team two years ago - with Westwood again sidelined - his replacement, 21-year-old academy graduate Joe Wildsmith, hasn't always covered himself in glory in the meantime.
But his performance at St Andrew's, coupled with that of Wednesday's 3-0 win against Leeds United on Sunday, appears to have convinced many that Wildsmith's time is nigh.
Here's what they're saying on social media...
Love Westwood but Wildsmith is the future. Fantastic to have two great keepers at the club. #swfc— Elliott (@Ell_Jackson21) 1 October 2017
Wildsmith will only get better & more confident with a good run of games.. His time could be nigh #swfc— Bobby (@bobbysblueeyes) 1 October 2017
Joe Wildsmith was brilliant - seize this opportunity with those lovely, massive, gloved hands and make yourself our number one #swfc— Sharpey (@THEsharpey) 1 October 2017
Wildsmith has done well today. On current form (Blues & Leeds) I wouldn't bring Westwood back when he's fit. #swfc— Jon Darling (@WarleyOwl) 1 October 2017
as class as Westwood is he shouldn't be walking straight back into side next week. Wildsmith deserves to start now— George (@G_morton1) 1 October 2017
Love Westwood but based on his last 3 or 4 games, this is a really big opportunity for Wildsmith to stake a claim— Liz Burgess (@lizburgess83) 1 October 2017
Joe Wildsmith will be a better goalkeeper than Westwood in a few year. KW best in championship still JW has a fantastic future.— Jamie Smith ⚪️ (@JamieSmith1911) 2 October 2017
Should Westwood come back in to Wednesday's team as soon as he's fit again?