Defiant Darren Moore refuses to give up hope in Sheffield Wednesday’s miracle chase

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Sheffield Wednesday’s 2-0 home defeat to Swansea City provided yet another hammer blow to a survival scrap that looks certain to end in their knockout from the Championship.

The match saw moments of encouragement from the Owls in terms of their play between the boxes, but they again failed to show much in the way of teeth at either end of the pitch and ultimately fell to avoidable goals for Jamal Lowe and Jay Fulton.

Asked about the task ahead of his side, who looked to be sapped of confidence and fight as the promotion-chasing visitors took control of the clash, while there was an acceptance of how difficult the ask is, Moore was defiant in his message.

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He said: “The maths and the numbers are still there and while that’s the case, without a doubt, anybody who knows me will know we’ll be looking towards those three points on Saturday. That’s all it is.

Sheffield Wednesday manager Darren Moore.Sheffield Wednesday manager Darren Moore.
Sheffield Wednesday manager Darren Moore.

“We isolate those three points, another home game on Saturday, and we have to go again. I won’t get detracted from thinking anywhere but there. While those number are still there we’ll keep fighting.”

Questions were asked of his player’s mentality. In 21 matches that they have fallen behind in this season Wednesday are yet to retrieve a single point.

Asked how difficult it is to ensure his players still believe they have survival to play for, he said: “It’s not difficult. The three points are there on Saturday and we’ll all be focusing on that.

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"We can’t afford to look beyond that and we’ll group together again. Our jobs are to be committed on Saturday and that’s exactly how we’ll be looking at it.

“I will not allow any players to look at it any differently in terms of Saturday.

“The rest of it takes care of itself. If I start getting into ‘we need this number of wins or that number of wins’, you know football. All of us think we know football and then it shows itself a different face. All we’re looking at is Saturday and the three points that are available.

“What we can do is recover their bodies, re-set their mind and get ready for another game of football on Saturday.”