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Owls' concern over injured Weaver

Wednesday could be forced to enter the loan market for a new goalkeeper if they receive bad news regarding an injury to number one stopper Nicky Weaver.

Weaver was left out of the squad for last night's 1-1 draw at Charlton Athletic, his former club, with Owls boss Gary Megson revealing that the stopper could be out for a long time.

The injury is understood to be to Weaver's knee, and rumours suggest he could be sidelined for the remainder of the campaign.

The former Manchester City stopper will see a specialist this week and he, and the club, will be hoping for good news.

Anything else would be a big blow for Weaver, playing for his boyhood club, and the Owls in their bid for promotion from npower League One this season.

Richard O'Donnell played in his place last night, and has also made a number of appearances in cup competitions this season.

But there are still question marks over his experience at first team level, and should the news on Weaver be bad, Megson could well have to look to the loan transfer market to add a new number one to his ranks.

The club is expected to hear more news on Weaver's injury before the end of the week.




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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday September 6 2011

Time: 10:21AM

Your Comments

Hopefully this is not bad news but should it be, I would be more than happy for O'Donnell to be number 1! He has always shown excellence in the times he's played and maturity beyond his years! Not scared to b****** the back four and others if they deserve it!
Owls That!
Hopefully this is not bad news but should it be, I would be more than happy for O'Donnell to be number 1! He has always shown excellence in the times he's played and maturity beyond his years! Not scared to b****** the back four and others if they deserve it!
Owls That!
The only problem i have with O'Donnell is that he does'nt always catch the ball on the first attempt, but get that right and yes Owls That he could be an excellent keeper for us now and many years to come.
ecco owl
The only problem i have with O'Donnell is that he does'nt always catch the ball on the first attempt, but get that right and yes Owls That he could be an excellent keeper for us now and many years to come.
ecco owl
I also like the fact that ROD gives the defencing a good gobful when they deserve it!
s5owl
I also like the fact that ROD gives the defencing a good gobful when they deserve it!
s5owl
Gutted for Weaver but O'Donnell is definitely the now first choice. Wouldn't go in to loan Market as I'd prefer to have Jameson as RO'D's back up.
SheffWed93
Gutted for Weaver but O'Donnell is definitely the now first choice. Wouldn't go in to loan Market as I'd prefer to have Jameson as RO'D's back up.
SheffWed93
If we're going in to the loan market, it needs to be for an experienced keeper as back up to ROD in my opinion?
Owls That!
If we're going in to the loan market, it needs to be for an experienced keeper as back up to ROD in my opinion?
Owls That!
agree sheff wed 93 o'donnell is a good keeper and needs extra experiance that he only get by playing games and jameson looked promiseing before injuries last year no point in wasteing money on a loan player we dont need
retfordowl1867
agree sheff wed 93 o'donnell is a good keeper and needs extra experiance that he only get by playing games and jameson looked promiseing before injuries last year no point in wasteing money on a loan player we dont need
retfordowl1867
if we've got money to go into the loan market, get someone with some pace! never mind another keeper! O'donnell is good enough to hold his own, get someone in a position we really need
wrighty-swfc
if we've got money to go into the loan market, get someone with some pace! never mind another keeper! O'donnell is good enough to hold his own, get someone in a position we really need
wrighty-swfc
ROD has proved himself. GM should give him he chance he deserves and forget the loan market. Given our luck with new signings whoever he brought in would be injured in their first game anyway!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Whats our new club anthem? Cripple Creek Alley?
tommacandernie
ROD has proved himself. GM should give him he chance he deserves and forget the loan market. Given our luck with new signings whoever he brought in would be injured in their first game anyway!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Whats our new club anthem? Cripple Creek Alley?
tommacandernie
agree totally, why bother spending neddless money etc when we have o'donnell who has looked rather good in all of his appearances. And jameson and cuff could be decent backup keepers....In My opinion O'Donnell would be number 1 by the end of the season anyways. UTO FTB !!
Swfc_Luke94
agree totally, why bother spending neddless money etc when we have o'donnell who has looked rather good in all of his appearances. And jameson and cuff could be decent backup keepers....In My opinion O'Donnell would be number 1 by the end of the season anyways. UTO FTB !!
Swfc_Luke94
and agree 100% with wrighty-swfc !! if we have the money dont waste in in a needless position get someone so sedgewick can ***** off somewhere else haha. UTO FTB !!
Swfc_Luke94
and agree 100% with wrighty-swfc !! if we have the money dont waste in in a needless position get someone so sedgewick can ***** off somewhere else haha. UTO FTB !!
Swfc_Luke94
agree with all above. i'm happy with o'donnell. what are the question marks over his first team experience?! he doesn't have much experience but he can only get it by playing and so far he has looked pretty good
Hirsty's Shinpads
agree with all above. i'm happy with o'donnell. what are the question marks over his first team experience?! he doesn't have much experience but he can only get it by playing and so far he has looked pretty good
Hirsty's Shinpads
Off the back of wrighty-swfc's comment; Agreed if we have money to bring in a loan player I don't think it should be for a keeper. We are doing ok with what we have but 8 unavailable players is a situation that could happen on and off all season. If we are to have a small squad they all have to be of suitable quality. I was watching Sky Sports news this morning before work and they were doing a feature on "released" players talking about the Man City deadline signing... there are in excess of 300 hundred proffesional footballers that have been released over the last months and they are all looking for somewhere to play. These players haven't all been released for the reason they aren't good enough and surely looking at some of these would be a good plan... we can still sign them up as they have no club, we can put them on short contracts so they are hungry to do their best for the team and a contract extension and they may offer what we need which is quality in numbers. With controlling the wage bill an obvious factor looking at released players must be a better way than taking players that clubs are trying to release the wages of... don't get me wrong I think that Marshall looks quality especially off the back of such a serious injury but I fear we only have him till we get him back to full sharpness and match fitness. There have been quality players released from clubs just for the reason to control wages let's invite then all the Home of the owls for a week of trials with squad!! UTO
4evaOWL
Off the back of wrighty-swfc's comment; Agreed if we have money to bring in a loan player I don't think it should be for a keeper. We are doing ok with what we have but 8 unavailable players is a situation that could happen on and off all season. If we are to have a small squad they all have to be of suitable quality. I was watching Sky Sports news this morning before work and they were doing a feature on "released" players talking about the Man City deadline signing... there are in excess of 300 hundred proffesional footballers that have been released over the last months and they are all looking for somewhere to play. These players haven't all been released for the reason they aren't good enough and surely looking at some of these would be a good plan... we can still sign them up as they have no club, we can put them on short contracts so they are hungry to do their best for the team and a contract extension and they may offer what we need which is quality in numbers. With controlling the wage bill an obvious factor looking at released players must be a better way than taking players that clubs are trying to release the wages of... don't get me wrong I think that Marshall looks quality especially off the back of such a serious injury but I fear we only have him till we get him back to full sharpness and match fitness. There have been quality players released from clubs just for the reason to control wages let's invite then all the Home of the owls for a week of trials with squad!! UTO
4evaOWL
I like the idea 4evaOWL but I think behind every out of work player there's an agent getting his a**e kicked. How times have changed. Back in the good ol' days once established players failed to make the grade they gave valuable service to the lower leagues for reasons which might comfortably fall into the 'love of the game' category. We welcomed Bobby Hope and Ian Porterfield in the '70s and Mike Lyons shortly after that. These days I can't help but feel there's a mercenary attitude sparked by greed and there'll need to be a major shake-up before things improve. No disrespect to LuaLua but I think he's one of those 300 you're on about and he won't sign up for peanuts. Incidentally, I presume clubs are well aware of the situation, panicky agents on the phone 24.7. It's an interesting development though and ultimately I think those players will have a choice to make. Then, hopefully, the clubs will benefit and start being able to run things on a more sensible footing.
OurMaurice
I like the idea 4evaOWL but I think behind every out of work player there's an agent getting his a**e kicked. How times have changed. Back in the good ol' days once established players failed to make the grade they gave valuable service to the lower leagues for reasons which might comfortably fall into the 'love of the game' category. We welcomed Bobby Hope and Ian Porterfield in the '70s and Mike Lyons shortly after that. These days I can't help but feel there's a mercenary attitude sparked by greed and there'll need to be a major shake-up before things improve. No disrespect to LuaLua but I think he's one of those 300 you're on about and he won't sign up for peanuts. Incidentally, I presume clubs are well aware of the situation, panicky agents on the phone 24.7. It's an interesting development though and ultimately I think those players will have a choice to make. Then, hopefully, the clubs will benefit and start being able to run things on a more sensible footing.
OurMaurice
Hear what ya saying... was just living in that little Blue and white stripped dream world!! lol Must be mad thinking that some of the out of work lads would play for a fair wage and get themselves noticed on the pitch doing what they are good at... unless they've all started posting on YouTube with the hope of getting picked up lol!!... You'd think that they'd want to stay match fit and in the public eye instead of worrying about fuelling their over-priced 4x4 shopping wagons lol ;o) UTO
4evaOWL
Hear what ya saying... was just living in that little Blue and white stripped dream world!! lol Must be mad thinking that some of the out of work lads would play for a fair wage and get themselves noticed on the pitch doing what they are good at... unless they've all started posting on YouTube with the hope of getting picked up lol!!... You'd think that they'd want to stay match fit and in the public eye instead of worrying about fuelling their over-priced 4x4 shopping wagons lol ;o) UTO
4evaOWL
 

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