Darren Moore breaks silence on Liam Shaw to Celtic and urges Sheffield Wednesday fans to keep backing him
Liam Shaw will be leaving Sheffield Wednesday for Celtic at the end of the season, and his current manager has given his thoughts on the youngster’s current situation.
The boyhood Wednesdayite, who turns 20 today, is set to become a Celtic player on July 1st after signing a precontract with the Scottish giants for when his Owls contract expires, however it doesn’t appear that he’ll be frozen out by Darren Moore
Shaw has played 15 Championship games for Wednesday this season, and it sounds like Moore very much considers him a part of their efforts to stay in the Championship, calling on supporters to keep backing him despite the decision that’s been made.
Speaking to the media a couple of days after his move to Glasgow was confirmed, Moore said of Shaw, "He still has a part to play for this team for the remainder of the season… What’s gone on has gone on, it’s all about the here and now, and we need to all focus on that.
“The boy is really committed to the club, and you’ve seen the commitment that he’s shown in the games he’s played. I don’t think that’s affecting him in any way.
“He’s a fan of the club, the family has got huge respect and loyalties towards the club, and he’s no different. Every time he pulls on a Wednesday shirt, he’s committed to the cause.
“He’s a great human being, I’ve spoken to him, and he’s a top young talented player. He’ll continue to work and give his all for this club.”
He went on to say, “It’s an incident that happened that I have no control of, and please don’t harbour your frustrations on the boy. He’s a Wednesday fan that is committed to the club and it’s a situation that’s happened.”
It remains to be seen whether the youngster will retain his starting place this weekend against Norwich City, but the player himself has spoken of the fact that he’s 100% committed to the cause as and when he’s needed.
Wednesday face Norwich on Sunday after at 12.15 as they look to try and end a long losing streak.