Sheffield Wednesday are going through a difficult spell having lost four of their last five Championship games.
Manager Carlos Carvalhal is under pressure and the club’s promotion hopes have taken a hit as they currently sit six points adrift of the playoff places.
On Saturday, the team travelled to Pride Park to take on Derby County, who went a goal to the good inside the first five minutes thanks to a Matej Vydra penalty.
Not only did the Owls concede, but they had Glenn Loovens sent off for bringing the eventual scorer down in the box.
Goalkeeper Keiren Westwood, who has been at Hillsborough since 2014, was seen exchanging words with a fan after the final whistle blew.
The 33-year-old, who has only just returned to action from a rib injury, took to Twitter to explain the incident and urged everyone connected to the club to stick together.
— Keiren Westwood (@WestwoodKeiren) October 21, 2017
Fans were quick to react to the goalkeeper’s post.
Top man for coming over to speak to the fans, tensions are high at the moment, the majority of fans saw the team gave everything today.WAWAW
— F-LINE Goalkeeping (@flineGK) October 21, 2017
— Jack (@JPoultz) October 21, 2017
Well said Keiron ⚽??
— jules wtid (@julieakers3) October 21, 2017
Well said Keiren,95% of fans will always support the team in the right way win, lose or draw.The 5% idiots do not represent rest of us #swfc
— Alex (@AlexanderSwfc) October 21, 2017
That’s the fighting talk we’ve been waiting to hear from a player for the past few weeks! Well done Westy!!???⚪️
— Jack Morton (@jack231997) October 21, 2017
Well said Kieren!! ???
It was a tough start and the team played as one and battled hard. True team spirit today.
Total respect ????
— Helen Wilce (@hwilce) October 21, 2017
And this is why you are one of my favourites
— Will Lowley (@LowleyW) October 21, 2017
Chris I massively respect you but guts? Players seem to think there on a pedestal of non-reality
— smiler42 (@nwa2275) October 21, 2017
Well said. Appreciate that you care like we do.
— RocketOwl (@SWFC_Livenews) October 21, 2017
The team have lost four of their last away games.