Darren Moore makes bold playing style promise to Sheffield Wednesday supporters

Darren Moore will be flexible in his tactical approach to turning around Sheffield Wednesday’s fortunes, but has said his side will always set up with one philosophy in mind; to play on the front foot.

Thursday, 4th March 2021, 5:28 pm

The former Doncaster Rovers boss, known for his attractive style of football in his time at the Keepmoat, set his Owls side up in a 4-2-3-1 in a midweek defeat to Rotherham United that saw them dominate much of the game.

But heading into Saturday clash with high-flying Reading, they remain seven points adrift of the safety zone and bottom of the Championship form table with 13 matches remaining.

Moore emptied his bench of attacking players in the second half in an attempt to claim three points, only to watch on as Rotherham stole a winner with the last kick of the game.

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And it’s a trait he said Wednesday supporters can expect to see going forwards.

“That’s the way I like to play football, on the front foot, creating chances,” Moore said. “The players did that tonight.

“We’ve been here for two days and in terms of the time we have had, there were some wonderful signs there. What we will end up doing once we get working together, the more understanding the player will have as a team.

“We’ve got some good players here, some really wonderful attack-minded players and players with incredible technical ability. What we have to do is settle down as a squad, find a rhythm and look forward to the games we have ahead.”

Asked whether he would be likely to stick with the 4-2-3-1 system he employed against Rotherham, he said: “It’s always a case of looking at the opposition and looking at us in terms of the team and looking at horses for courses, really.

“I just felt that shape was right because I knew what we were coming up against and I felt that we have more effect in terms of trying to break them down and creating chances.

“We did that tonight. They had more problems their end in terms of the angles and the shapes we were pulling. On another evening I feel with the chances we created, we could have scored more than one goal.”

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