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Comebacks, selection headaches and a coaching addition

4 March 2022

Here are the key talking points from Darren Moore's pre-Lincoln press conference.


Lee Gregory and Fizz have been back in training and had no ill-effects and it’s been great to have them back on the pitch. They are in the squad for Saturday and in a good place.


You can never have enough attacking options. In terms of the goals scored in the last game, it was great, but to have someone of Lee Gregory’s ilk back in contention is good for us and he’s available to be back in involved.

Josh Windass is making significant progress but still not around where we want him to be in terms of playing games, so he continues his rehabilitation work. We don’t want to put a timescale on it but we’re pleased with where he’s at.

I’m really pleased to have George back. It was more precautionary to take him out on Tuesday, it was a slight knock, but you don’t want it to turn into a strain. We got a good victory and now he’s back in and around the team.



Liam is playing good football at the minute and it’s great to have Lewis Gibson back, it’s good to have the options we have in defence. When you come to these three-game weeks and you’re trying to keep the energy of the team right, we can have a look at that now in terms of rotating the bodies.

Credit to the players that have played a lot of football for us this season, if you asked them they will say they want that to continue, and I don’t want to kill that flame in them, but we have more options and we want that dilemma with so many games coming up. Having all these bodies back will be a big boost for us.



Lincoln are a good team, they are playing at home and in terms of the league they are in a bit of a false position. Having got the experience I have in this league, you know you have to keep the performances coming because you never know what is around the corner. It will be a good game and we have to try and continue our momentum.


Wayne has got more of a senior role with the first team now. He helps us to structure the team and help with the team dynamics. He was more voluntary at the start of the season but now he’s more permanent. He knows how I work and how I think, so to have him on board is great, but now he’s got more of an official role with us until the end of the season.

He’ll work alongside Jamie as an assistant manager, Jamie is more pitch-based with the boys whereas Wayne is more off-field with tactics and similar things. It’s a similar role he had when we worked together at West Brom. All his family are Wednesday fans and he’s really proud to be here.


Mendez is making very good progress, looking good and strong. He’s in the final parts of where he needs to be before coming back into the squad. So, fingers crossed there are no setbacks and he’ll be back with the main group.

We have an in-house game next week and Chey will play in that, we’ve given him some extra time. With some training on top of that he’ll be another one back in the main group soon.


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