Vital Football

Latest Sheffield Wednesday News

Beevers Gets Thumbs Up

Beevers Gets Thumbs Up

Young Wednesday defender Mark Beevers got the thumbs up from boss Brian Laws after the 17-year-old made his full debut for the club in Tuesday night's 2-1 defeat at Southampton.

Beevers, who came up through the youth ranks at S6, was given his first full senior appearance for the club after injuries to Graham Coughlan and Richard Wood left Brian Laws short at the back following the sale of Madjid Bougherra to Charlton last week.

And Laws revealed his pride of seeing the youngster make his first start for the club after being tipped for big things by him and former Wednesday boss Paul Sturrock - who hailed him as 'the next England captain'.

He told the Sheffield Star: 'His mum and dad must be proud; I'm proud of him as well. He was a 17-year-old playing in a key position against two quality strikers, Kenwyne Jones and Grzegorz Rasiak, who would give the most experienced player a tough game; I thought he was absolutely outstanding.

'Yes, he made one or two errors getting caught on the wrong side, but what a prospect he could be. He's shattered; a lot of that is down to nervous energy, and he was sprinting all over the place; he was getting cramp.'

And he felt the defender slotted perfectly in to place in the Owls back four, insisting that any scouts looking at £10m-rated Gareth Bale in the Saints line-up may also have been impressed with the Owls own 17-year-old star.

He continued: 'He wasn't fazed by it all; that's why I put him in. A lot of players would have got the run-around. He held firm. I thought he was top drawer. He's one who could have a bright future.

'There were two 17-year-olds out there. One is supposedly going for £10m. But a few scouts will have raised their eyebrows at the 17-year-old that we had playing. He is a credit to his family and the club. The players gave him a round of applause at the end. He is the one shining light to come out of the game.'

The Owls gaffer will be waiting on the fitness of Graham Coughlan and Richard Wood for the visit of high-flyers Preston NE at the weekend - but it seems he will have little doubt in using Beevers again if needs be.


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Nick
Date:Thursday February 1 2007
Time: 5:49PM

Comments

0
Great news to see him finally make his full debut, hopefully he'll get a few more run outs before the end of the season but on merit rather than being the last resort. Could have a good one on our hands!
nickswfc
01/02/2007 18:09:00
0
He had a great game last night, good to see new talent. I agree with Nick it would be good to see him get a few more run outs.
Owlsmad
01/02/2007 20:47:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Bellew’s Threat to Haye

Recent Sheffield Wednesday Articles

Football League - Fixture Day & 2017/18 Key Dates

The Football League have released the key dates for the coming 2017/18 season, and the all important fixtures will be released on Wednesday June 21 at 9am.

Officials - Sheff Wednesday v Brentford (21/2/17)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Sheffield Wednesday and Brentford this Tuesday.

Vital Pre-Match - Carlos 'Owls Players Need The Fans'

Make some noise for the boys!

Vital Head-To-Head - Wednesday Vs Brentford

Who has the upper hand between the Owls and the Bees historically?

Archived Vital Wednesday Articles

Vital Wednesday articles from

Site Journalists

Ed Jepson
Editor email
Profile
Tom Sellers
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Outcome of Wednesday Vs Brentford?
Suggested By: Vital Wednesday
Wednesday Win76%
Draw16%
Bees Win8%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 32 22 3 7 69 37
2 Brighton 32 20 8 4 68 28
3 Huddersfield 31 19 4 8 61 7
4 Reading 32 18 6 8 60 6
5 Leeds Utd 33 18 4 11 58 11
6 Sheff Wed 32 17 7 8 58 11
7 Norwich 33 15 6 12 51 11
8 Fulham 31 13 10 8 49 15
9 Barnsley 33 14 7 12 49 4
10 Preston 33 13 10 10 49 4
11 Derby County 31 13 8 10 47 7
12 Cardiff 33 13 6 14 45 -2
13 Ipswich 33 10 11 12 41 -7
14 Birmingham 33 10 10 13 40 -14
15 Brentford 31 10 7 14 37 -1
16 Q.P.R. 32 10 7 15 37 -11
17 Aston Villa 32 8 12 12 36 -8
18 Forest 33 10 6 17 36 -12
19 Wolves 31 9 8 14 35 -4
20 Burton 32 9 7 16 34 -13
21 Bristol City 31 9 5 17 32 -4
22 Wigan 32 7 9 16 30 -9
23 Blackburn 31 7 8 16 29 -13
24 Rotherham 33 4 5 24 17 -43
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Sheffield Wednesday Results (view all)

Sheffield Wednesday Fixtures (view all)

Feb 21 2017 7:45PM : Brentford (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 25 2017 12:30PM : Leeds United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 4 2017 3:00PM : Norwich City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 7 2017 7:45PM : Burton Albion (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 11 2017 3:00PM : Aston Villa (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 17 2017 7:45PM : Reading (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.dooleys left leg4
2.Radon Barrier1
3.HORSFOWL1
The Vital Football Members League