Time for Heckingbottom to ditch him once and for all?
Felix Wiedwald`s future as our No.1 under Heckingbottom looks to be hanging by a thread already – going by the manager`s response to a question about the keeper yesterday.
Paul Robinson has been extremely critical about the German`s performances this season, and when asked about the comments, Hecks was not particularly effusive in his defence of the player. He was quoted by the Yorkshire Evening Post as saying:
“I`ve not had the time [to judge]. People can think they have the game for the Championship whether it`s the goalkeeper, left-back or a centre-forward but you can soon be found out, six months later you can be yesterday`s news.’
Since signing from Werder Bremen back in July, the 27 year old has not convinced me, or indeed many others among the fanbase, that he should be the club`s long term replacement for Robert Green.
Christiansen`s decision to bring in the Bundesliga stopper ahead of an experienced Championship campaigner was always questionable, and he looked to have regretted the choice after signing the German.
He dropped his new signing for seven games from October to November, and the player then proceeded to make another clanger against QPR – after he was reinstated to the first team. That certainly didn`t instil any confidence in me or anyone else that he has what it takes.
The latest error against Bristol City has placed even greater pressure on his position in the side, and it will certainly be interesting to see if our new boss takes an early decision on the keeping situation.
Our poll asks, Is it time to ditch Wiedwald once and for all?