It’s Darren Moore’s biggest challenge – but the Sheffield Wednesday job is one that whets his appetite
There has been a lot said about Darren Moore’s decision to leave promotion-chasing Doncaster Rovers for relegation-threatened Sheffield Wednesday, and he admits that it’s his biggest challenge yet.
For Moore, who has had jobs at both West Bromwich Albion and Rovers prior to joining Wednesday earlier this year, he’s got a mammoth task on his hands in terms of keeping the Owls in the Championship, but he’s insistent that everybody is committed to trying to make it happen.
When asked by the media today if it was his biggest challenge, the former defender said, “It is… But it’s a challenge that whets my appetite. I feel as an individual, what’s gone on has gone on, and me and this group of players and the staff are committed to what’s ahead of us.
“We can’t do anything about the past, it’s about setting precedents now and moving forward - that’s what we’ve got to do…
“I’ve joined an impressive club, and I’m just going to try and lend my support and experience the best I possibly can in terms of moving things forward.”
The fact is though, that Wednesday are seven points adrift of safety with seven points to go, however Moore isn’t even considering what happens after relegation as long as there’s still a chance for them to stay up.
He went on to say, “In any league, for any team, to go down is never a good thing at any level. That’s why you won’t hear me speak of that. There’s still points to play for and games to be played.
“What we need looking forward is highly committed to performances and working to our highest potential each and every single day. We need to build on performances between now and the end of the season.”
And while it was an improved performance against Rotherham, in which they doubled their average in terms of key passes (6.8 average per 90 mintues, 14 v the Millers), the result was the same – a defeat.
For Moore, it’s about building on his first game in charge and trying to fix the errors that cost them, starting at Reading tomorrow afternoon.