Sheffield Wednesday: Boss backs debut-making keeper

Blackburn keeper Grzegorz Sandomierski, left, is left beaten by a goal from Alan Dzagoyev, right, while playing for Poland against Russia
Blackburn keeper Grzegorz Sandomierski, left, is left beaten by a goal from Alan Dzagoyev, right, while playing for Poland against Russia

BLACKBURN caretaker manager Gary Bowyer has expressed his faith in third choice keeper Grzegorz Sandomierski as the Poland international gets set for a full debut at Hillsborough tomorrow.

He came off the bench during the 3-0 defeat at Cardiff on Monday after Jake Kean picked up a cartilage injury that will keep him out for six weeks.

Rovers have also lost Paul Robinson for six months; he was already ruled out for the rest of the season after a back operation but suffered the serious complication of a blood clot on his lung.

Bowyer said: “We’ve got every confidence in Greg, I thought he came on in difficult circumstances.”

He confirmed that the sub keeper’s role will go to Sebastian Usai.

Bowyer added: “I think you saw Greg’s temperament at Cardiff; there’s no tougher place to make your debut, in the cauldron that it was, and with the way we were performing.

“But I thought he made one excellent save in particular. One of the goals was a penalty, and we didn’t defend for the second goal too well.

“He’ll be fine. He’s a confident lad, he’s a great size and he’s a Polish international so he’s got some experience behind him as well.”

Sandomierski is a 23-year-old who is on loan from Belgian club Genk.