The Owls are out to cement their play-off slot this weekend at Bolton and here are some talking points from Darren Moore's pre-match press conference.
Jordan Storey is available, he’s been back with us training this week. He’s fine and we’re pleased to have him back.
Sylla Sow has picked up a knock in training so he won’t be involved this weekend. We think he’ll be okay for next week but we’ll see.
Liam Palmer is back in training and in and around the squad, Dennis and Lewis Gibson are back in training and we’ll look at them in the next seven days but they have been part of the sessions this week.
It's great to see that infectious smile that Dennis has back on his face!
Once they get in and around the main group they are in the final part of their rehab.
Josh will be a little bit longer, he’s making progress but we still think he’s another week or 10 days away from joining the full training. There’s still a hope we’ll have him on the pitch towards the end of the season, but we have to make sure he’s right first.
THE CHALLENGE AHEAD
We still have work to do and there’s still a lot to play for. We’re very proud of our home form but we have to try and look to improve our away form during this final run.
Bolton are at home tomorrow and they’ve been playing some wonderful attacking football and it bodes well for an entertaining game of football. I thought they played well at Hillsborough but the way we won the game was very good.
We know it’s going to be a tough game tomorrow. We’ve done our work but we have to stand up and be counted ahead of the game.
FOCUS ON THE GAME
I can’t stop all the outside noise, all I can maintain is focus on the next game. Our aim has to be solidifying our place in the play-offs. We just have to acquit ourselves in the right manner.
Mentally and physically, the players are in a good place and long may that continue. When they are right and they play free-flowing football, we can see the quality they can produce. The challenge is there for each and every one of them. They have to perform if they are going to keep their place in the team.
Your playing career and who you’ve worked under factors into where I am today, it definitely moulds you. Having experienced promotions myself as a player, you know what the players are going through now and what they’re thinking, so it definitely helps.
I’ve had five promotions in my career so I know the expectation levels. At this stage the mental side of things can be just as important as the physical side.
I just thank all the fans for backing us tomorrow, over 5,000 supporters is superb. I look forward to seeing them all tomorrow and I’ll come over to see them before the game.
Jay Glover has been training with the first team, we’ve had Bailey Cadamateri over as well. It’s good for me as a manager to put them in with the elite players in the first team.
I’ve got to say, the first team players have been excellent in giving them advice. Bailey had a moment in training where the ball just ran away from him, and to see Callum Paterson run over and put his arm over him and give him advice, it fills me with pride to see that kind of thing. That kind of advice from a senior player is invaluable.