Darren Moore on Sheffield Wednesday’s transfer embargo and contract situations
Sheffield Wednesday manager, Darren Moore, has commented on the fact that the club have been placed under a transfer embargo.
It was reported earlier this week that the Owls were one of several clubs to have been embargoed by the English Football League for a variety of reasons, however The Star understands that the club isn’t too concerned at present – and that they expect restrictions to be lifted by the time the transfer window opens up.
Today was the first chance for Moore to comment on the situation, but he doesn’t seem to be too concerned, explaining that his focus is on making sure his side build on the 5-0 win over Cardiff City when they face Queens Park Rangers this weekend.
When asked whether the embargo was affecting their long-term planning, he said, “Not for me at the moment… For me it’s about the here and now. Id we need to cross that bridge when we come to it then we will, but it’s not really been on the Richter scale for me at this stage.
“There’s enough for us to be concentrating on now - including our development ad as team and a as club… The here and now is to prepare for this weekend as a team. The real focus is on the matches, all that I’m not really in a position to answer that.”
He went on to say, “If I’d spoken to the chairman about it, I’d tell you… But we've not had any talk about it, because we’re just focusing on this now. I’ve not really spoken to the chairman about anything like that.”
Meanwhile, he also hinted that contract talks with the players are on the back-burner at present, with survival the most important thing.
He added, “They’ve got their focus on the remainder of the season – we’ll talk to them as and when that time comes towards the summer. I’ve touched base with all of them, and they’re all focused on maintaining their own individual standards and form, and collectively as a group going forwards. That’s the message.”
Wednesday face QPR at 3pm tomorrow afternoon.