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Darren Moore: Terriers talking points

1 August 2021

Darren Moore covered a number of subjects following the Owls' penalty shootout defeat to Huddersfield in the first round of the Carabao Cup.

On the Huddersfield game…

I thought it was a high quality game, very competitive and exactly what we needed. When Carlos and I decided to play the game today, we thought it would be the right time and I think everyone could see that today. I’m splitting hairs with the performance because it was a very even game, both sides had chances and I thought one goal might take it.

Obviously we want to win every game we play but penalties are penalties and they can go either way. We’re out of the competition and that’s disappointing but we can take a lot of good things from this game.

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On Charlton next weekend…

We are as ready as we can be for the start of the league season and personally speaking, I cannot wait. We will have a good week of training and we will travel down to London knowing we have had a really positive build. It was strange because we were going to play Huddersfield in pre-season and then we were drawn together in the cup so we agreed to play it today was the best thing to do.

On injuries…

I will know more about Josh Windass in the week hopefully when he’s seen the specialist so I will hopefully have more information then. With Mide today, it looks like a tightening of the muscle and he wanted to carry on but for me if it’s 50/50 then I am not taking any chances. Mide felt a little bit of muscle tightening so I took the decision to bring him off. Same with Baz really, a little bit of tightening of the muscle but he’s okay, he should be fine, we will see over the next 24 hours how he is. He showed today what a wonderful player and leader he is, he played a captain’s role, he’s a very important player for us.

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On new arrivals…

I am hopeful of something before the Charlton game and we are working extremely hard on that. The hardest part is getting something over the line and for me, until that paperwork is signed, it’s not done. We’ve done some great business so far and while that window is open we will try our level best to add to the squad.

On the fans’ return…

It was wonderful to see and the atmosphere they created was amazing. They have been without their football for over 16 months and I’m delighted for them. I won’t say they could play a big part in our season, I say they will play a big part in our season. We know the stories about the 12th man but it’s so true at this football club. You know, just before the game when they singing Hi-Ho Silver Lining, if that’s  an example of the advantage we can have and what they give us, I can’t wait for more.


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