Sheffield Wednesday: The statistic that shows Jos Luhukay made the right goalkeeper choice in Cameron Dawson

It was one of the major talking points before a ball had even been kicked this season – who would be Jos Luhukay’s first choice goalkeeper?

With the experienced Keiren Westwood and talented youngsters Cameron Dawson and Joe Wildsmith to choose between, Sheffield Wednesday boss Luhukay was in a position most managers would envy.

Cameron Dawson

Cameron Dawson

The Dutchman made the surprise call to hand Dawson the number one shirt, leaving fan favourite Westwood on the sidelines.

But if the way 23-year-old Dawson has started the season is anything to go by, it was the right call – and the stats back Luhukay up.

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In the first six games of the season, Dawson has made the second-highest number of saves in the league with 20.

He is tied with Rotherham United’s Marek Rodak and West Brom’s Sam Johnstone while Hull’s David Marshall leads the pack with 22 saves so far.

Wednesday, who currently sit 11th in the Championship table, have conceded a total of nine goals so far this term, bringing Dawson’s goals conceded rate to 1.58 goals per 90 minutes.