Huddersfield Town boss offers his take on Darren Moore's start to life at Sheffield Wednesday
Sheffield Wednesday welcome relegation rivals Huddersfield Town to Hillsborough this evening with no time to waste when it comes to getting their survival bid back on track.
The Owls have made strides in terms of playing potential under Darren Moore but are yet to claim a win in three matches under the new boss and remain seven points short safety.
Results last night went Wednesday’s way, with both Rotherham United and Coventry City falling to defeat.
But Huddersfield, nine points clear of the drop zone, are the lowest-placed side that Wednesday will play until their last day trip to Derby County.
Moore’s opposite man, Terriers boss Carlos Corberan, watched Wednesday’s 2-1 defeat to title-chasing from the stands at Hillsborough and took a closer look at their new manager.
His side beat Tony Pulis’ Owls 2-0 at the John Smith’s Stadium in December.
“Every coach brings something different,” Corberan said. “They started 3-5-2 under Monk and then played with Pulis more defensively.
“With Thompson they were 3-5-2 and now they've brought a more offensive coach in.
“I came up against him with West Brom at one of the best teams in the Championship at that time. Then he was in League One and did a good job, which is why he is at Sheffield Wednesday now.
“He plays 4-2-3-1 with a clear determination to play from the back.”
The Spaniard, who was brought across from Leeds United’s backroom staff, suggested Moore’s Wednesday have had a rough time of it of late and that their run of seven consecutive defeats doesn’t quite reflect the quality of their play.
He said: “They played well against Rotherham and for me they deserved the three points, but suffered one counter-attack. Then they had a player sent off against Reading after 30 minutes, and for me up to this point it was balanced.
“And then they changed shape against Norwich, which is normal when you play Norwich.
“They have many quality players to play they way he wants to play. Their style is they want to dominate more games and they want to change their possibility of their position in the table. It's going to be a real battle.”