The Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper is one game away from promotion to the Premier League
Keiren Westwood is one game away from being Ireland's only goalkeeper playing regular football in the Premier League.
Westwood's Sheffield Wednesday drew 1-1 with Brighton on Monday night in The Championship Play-Off second leg. They won the tie 3-1 on aggregate.
The 31-year-old has played 18 times for Ireland and was part of the Euro 2012 squad. Despite his experience at club and international level, Westwood has not played an international match since last June's scoreless draw with England in Dublin.
Such has been Westwood's performances for Sheffield Wednesday this season, added to the fact that he is one of a small amount of Irish goalkeepers playing regular football, the calls are increasing for him to be on the plane to France.
He has been named in Martin O'Neill's 35-man squad for the friendly against the Netherlands, but looks the most likely goalkeeper to be dropped ahead of the tournament. Irish fans, along with Sheffield Wednesday supporters are calling for Westwood to make the final cut after his performance against Brighton.
Westwood on 🔥 in the first 20mins. Making a statement to be Ireland No.1 in Euros— Gavin Mc Grath (@GavMcgrath) May 16, 2016
Westwood has to Ireland's No.1 during the Euro's, Can't see why O'Neill doesn't trust him, he's a top keeper— Matthew (@MattyEgan1) May 16, 2016
Westwood is easily Ireland's best keeper💪— Dylan Gaynor (@Gaynor26111) May 16, 2016
Kieran Westwood has got to be Ireland's no.1 at the Euros,on form and he's the only keeping option we have that plays regularly #EURO2016— Conor Hughes (@ConorHuge) May 16, 2016
Martin O'Neill are you watching?? Westwood Ireland's number 1.— J.B.H (@Jharrold1995) May 16, 2016
Westwood was absolutely immense today. Absolutely. Immense. How Ireland can pick anyone else.— Jeffrey Paternostro (@jeffpaternostro) May 16, 2016
Westwood should probably play over Randolph and Given at the Euros, but Randolph will start because of how he has performed for Ireland.— P (@DailyMesut) May 16, 2016