Derby County will have to move on to other goalkeeper targets as Sheffield Wednesday number one Cameron Dawson has agreed a new long-term deal with the club.
According to the Star, Derby were keen on signing the Wednesday ace.
Dawson’s contract at Hillsborough was set to expire in the summer. The club’s official website, however, has confirmed the 24-year-old has penned a new deal until 2024.
Derby are on the lookout for a new long-term number one.
The Rams allowed Scott Carson to join Manchester City last summer. Kelle Roos stepped in to become number one, but the Dutchman has struggled for form.
Roos was dropped from first-team duties after a succession of mistakes. Ben Hamer, who joined on loan from Huddersfield Town, has since taken over as number one.
Hamer is set to return to the Terriers in the summer. While the 32-year-old has performed well, the Huddersfield man isn’t likely to become a permanent figure at Pride Park.
Derby seemingly saw an opportunity to potentially sign Dawson on the cheap. His contract was running out, and he started off the campaign as second choice.
Dawson, however, has since replaced Kieren Westwood as the Owls number one while fellow young Wednesday shot-stopper Joe Wildsmith has struggled with injuries.
The former Owls academy star has started 14 league games this season.
Derby will need to target a new number one this summer. According to Football Insider, they are keeping tabs on Northampton Town’s David Cornell.
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