Darren Moore is ‘up until silly hours watching games’ as he forges a new Sheffield Wednesday identity

Sheffield Wednesday need results in all three of their final games if they’re to realistically stand a chance of staying in the Championship.

Friday, 23rd April 2021, 5:00 pm

The Owls go up against Middlesbrough tomorrow in their penultimate away game of the campaign, and will be desperate to build on the 1-0 win over Blackburn Rovers when they make the trip to the Riverside Stadium to face Neil Warnock.

Liam Palmer, who has seen a real upturn in form since Darren Moore’s arrival at the club, seems confident that they can move forward under the new boss, and admits that he’s brought something fresh to the team since his arrival.

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Palmer is expected to start at wingback once again tomorrow afternoon, and he’s praised the way that Moore is trying to get them playing.

“He’s brought a real air of positivity with him,” the Owls academy graduate told the media. “And given us a real set way on how he wants us to play each game. He’s given us a real identity back, and as you can see from the games we’re trying progress through the pitch a lot more.

“It’s not every game, he’s not afraid to go a bit more direct when it suits us against certain opposition… He’s up until silly hours watching games and analysing teams, and that all pays dividends when he’s doing his meetings and you can see the amount of work that’s gone into how he wants us to play.”

But what is the identity that he’s going for?

Darren Moore last month with Liam Palmer in the foreground at Sheffield Wednesday's training ground. (via swfc.co.uk)

Palmer went on to say, “We’re more free-flowing, and it’s about creating chances… At this point in the season, there’s a bit of a sense of throwing caution not the wind and getting after teams to try and create as best we can - but while keeping out defensive stability as well.

“He’s big on keeping the back door shut, because obviously that gives you the best chance of getting results… He’s all about expression, especially in the final third he wants to showcase what we can do.”

Wednesday face Boro at 3pm tomorrow afternoon as they look to keep their survival hopes alive.

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