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Plenty learned and back to work for the new Owls boss

4 March 2021

Darren Moore says he learned plenty from his first game in charge of the Owls on Wednesday evening.

In terms of going forward, the new Wednesday boss was pleased with certain aspects of the Rotherham fixture but felt the killer touch was lacking, after working into good areas throughout the 90 minutes.

Understandably, disappointment was the overriding feeling in the dressing room but Moore faced the media soon after the final whistle and stressed his desire to get back on the training pitch to continue his work.

“We have been here for two days,” he said. “We’ve put some good work in and there were some good signs there.

“The longer we work together the stronger the players will get. We have some good players here; some attack-minded players and players with fantastic technical ability.

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“What we have got to do is settle down as a squad and find a rhythm and look forward to the games.”

In terms of chances created, there was no doubt an uplift in the derby clash but Moore wants to see a better conversion rate and cleaner contacts in the final third.

It also goes down as another missed opportunity to put points on the board after falling behind in a game and something Moore feels his side have in them to put right.

He continued: “We need to change that mentality. We need to rebuild again and go again on Saturday.

“When we wake up in the morning it’s all about Reading on Saturday.

“We are disappointed with the results and the players feel really disappointed in there. They will regroup, believe me on that.

“The performance was good and the pleasing thing was we got the shapes right against the opposition.

“We got into the opposition box umpteen times. What we need to do is sharpen up in the final third and look to get a cleaner contact in the opposition box.

“There was something there for us to work on and keep that belief and with the games and points as it is we are still in with a shout.”


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