Darren Moore Sheffield Wednesday press conference live: Josh Windass and Dominic Iorfa latest, Nathaniel Mendez-Laing and Gillingham

Hello and welcome to The Star’s LIVE coverage of Darren Moore’s pre-match press conference ahead of Sheffield Wednesday’s clash with Gillingham.

Friday, 12th November 2021, 1:59 pm

The Owls have already welcomed Massimo Luongo and George Byers back from injury this week and good news is expected on Josh Windass, who was pictured in training yesterday.

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Concerns remain over Dominic Iorfa, however. Moore is expected to offer updates on these, the trial period of Nathaniel Mendez-Laing and much more.

Keep it locked to the blog below for up-to-the-minute updates.

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The view of sports ed Chris Holt

That’s it from Darren Moore

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Back to back wins in this leagu propel you. Our desire is to win very game and to get a win tomorrow would be excellent for us. It’ll be a difficult game, there are different types of opponents every week. If we get back to back wins by 5 o’clck tomorrow I’d be happy with that

He’s different player to the rst of the strikers. His contribution has been good. He’s had to find his way, get the bearings, have a look at League One. The physicality of the league - from a psychological point of view it’s something he’s had to adjust to. There’s a lot more to come from him

Wherever I go I always take six loan players. When you take a loan player - the player may not have been playing, physically their bodies have to adapt t maybe a three-game week. It’s near impossible. You take the extra one becasue there are often strains and injuries with players. I’d still take six and welcome the added pressure of leaving one out

That is something will be spoekn about in terms of identifying the rigt bodies. It’s part and parcel, the work will go ahead. We have a lot of gmes to worry about that before it happen s but it is certainly an area we will be looking at in the transfer window

On Callum Paterson contract

He has this season and next year - he’s still contracted to the football club. There have been talsk but the club and player feel he’s contracted beyond this season, it’s just about making sure carefully the right decisions are being made.

On Nathaniel Mendez-Liang

Just training. It’s been good to have him here. It’s been great to have him on board. He’s looking good. No timescale, initailly it was about him coming in and train - with our injuries and the lesser numbers its been great to have him as a body. We continue to do that anf focus on the games

We’ve had a setback. Sam won’t be risked over the next coming weeks. We tried him in training and it’s not worked out. It comes to a stage where you ahvr to draw back and let him get fully fit. You just have to ease off a little

We called him back from his spell at Notts County. We are grateful both clubs have agreed. He comes into the frame in terms of being a defender and must look as an opportunity to stake a claim. He’s in with the suqd and got to be looking to keep his perfomane levels high and we’ll call upon him if need be. I told him he’s part of the squad and challenging

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