With Keiren Westwood looking like staying put, could Sheffield Wednesday loan out Joe Wildsmith or Cameron Dawson instead?

A general view of Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough stadium on April 26, 2016 in Sheffield, England. The fresh inquests into the 1989 Hillsborough disaster, in which 96 football...

Many Sheffield Wednesday fans thought Westwood could be on his way out of Hillsborough.

Jordan Rhodes of Sheffield Wednesday goes down injured during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield Wednesday and Wolverhampton at Hillsborough on December 15, 2017 in Sheffield,...

The clearout has begun at Sheffield Wednesday, with Jack Hunt and Jordan Rhodes the first contracted players to leave Hillsborough.

But one player many thought could be a part of it has shown no sign of leaving, and was even pictured modelling the new kit last week - unlike several others tipped to depart.

Given his service to Wednesday, most Owls fans would have little issue with Keiren Westwood staying at Hillsborough, or even beginning the new campaign as number one again, although cutting him from the wage bill would certainly help to ease the stress of trying to remain FFP compliant.

If Westwood is to stay, though, could that then lead to the departure of either Joe Wildsmith or Cameron Dawson, who have each been tipped to displace the Irishman this season - and even force him out of the club?

Given the maturity shown by the two academy products last term, Wednesday, certainly, would not want to lose either player for good - although there is a price at which they would surely have to agree.

Joe Wildsmith of Sheffield Wednesday during the Sky Bet Championship match between Hull City and Sheffield Wednesday at KCOM Stadium on April 14, 2018 in Hull, England.

Cameron Dawson of Sheffield Wednesday clears the ball from a header by Kyle Bartley of Swansea City during the The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round between Sheffield Wednesday and Swansea City...

But sending one on loan may be an option the Owls would have to consider if a buyer for Westwood does not come forward - and that might not be the worst thing.

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