Weaver's Wednesday delight
By Tom Adams
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Nicky Weaver says his first appearance at Hillsborough was a dream come true.On-loan Sheffield Wednesday keeper Nicky Weaver says his first appearance at Hillsborough was the culmination of a childhood dream.
The Owls fan has moved to his boyhood heroes for six weeks in a bid to rebuild his career after a series of injuries at Manchester City, and made his bow in Saturday's 2-1 win over Derby County.
Weaver is looking to recapture the form that made him a bright prospect before injuries took their toll, and is delighted that his chance to prove himself at Championship level has come with The Owls.
"Because it's something as a kid I've always wanted to do, you never think you are going to do it," Weaver told Sky Sports News.
"I've played here a couple of times for Man City but obviously never for Wednesday.
"I was proud to play for Wednesday on Saturday.
"I need to be playing matches, obviously it's a good standard in The Championship.
"To be playing regular football is good for me and it's an added bonus that it's Sheffield Wednesday."
Weaver admits to being impressed with the depth in quality in England's second tier, insisting that any side are capable of springing an upset against second placed Reading or pace-setters, and bitter rivals, Sheffield United.
"I think in this division anyone can beat anybody," Weaver continued.
"Cardiff went to Sheffield United and got a point, the first team to take a point off them at Bramall Lane, so they are not to be underestimated.
"But it's a strong division, the top two are flying but for the rest of them everybody's beating everybody else."