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In opposition: Sheffield Wednesday - what they're saying

18 February 2022

Fixture News

In opposition: Sheffield Wednesday - what they're saying

18 February 2022

Darren Moore is in his first full season at the helm of the Sheffield Wednesday first team, being named manager of the Owls in March 2021.

Moore decided to leave his post as manager of Doncaster Rovers to join Sheffield Wednesday. However, the Owls were relegated to Sky Bet League One at the end of the campaign. Moore spent just under two seasons on the touchline for Rovers from 2019-2021, while also serving the club as a player from 1995-97.

Prior to his arrival at Eco-Power Stadium in 2019, the Jamaican international footballer applied is trade as interim manager of West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League for the final two months of the 2017/18 season and was named Premier League Manager of the Month in April 2018. During that span, he guided the Baggies to a memorable 1-0 win at Manchester United, as well as a 2-2 draw with Liverpool.



Manager Darren Moore quotes….


On his team having faced the top two teams in the league over the past 12 days:

“I thought in terms of the way the game went today, we were dominant in the game. We played the top two [teams in the league] in a span of four days, and I wanted to see the assessment of the group. On the balance of both games, I’m really happy where the team is at. The performances were excellent.”


On the team’s performance against Rotherham last time out:

“I really firmly believe the way we went about the game from the start to finish that we had a real energy, a real tempo. But some of the play we did against a team that don’t really allow you to play…they go man-for-man all over the pitch, some of our individual play was excellent.”


On the team’s injuries and recoveries:

“Lewis Gibson, Dominic Iorfa and Chey Dunkley are all making great progress. We don’t quite have Chey back with us yet. He is doing individual work.

“Dominic Iorfa and Lewis Gibson are back in the training ground. They are back in and involved in the squad again. We are looking at increasing their volume and to give them some in-house games to aid their recovery. The three of them are making good progress. Chey is probably a little bit behind them but is not too far.”


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