Joey Barton’s message to Sheffield Wednesday’s Darren Moore

Bristol Rovers manager, Joey Barton, says he’s been in touch with Sheffield Wednesday’s Darren Moore after hearing that he was unwell last night.

Friday, 16th April 2021, 4:00 pm

Moore has sadly contracted pneumonia and blood clots on his lungs as a result of COVID-19, and will now be absent from the Owls’ relegation fight as he recovers.

Shrewsbury Town manager, Steve Cotterill, has been dealing with a similar situation after he also got pneumonia on the back of having Coronavirus, and is currently still unavailable for his side several months after testing positive.

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Joey Barton who has gone up against Moore as a player and as a manager over the course of his career, says he got in touch with the Owls boss today and hopes that he makes a speedy recovery.

Speaking to the media today, the former Manchester City man said, “I text Mooro this morning, actually. I already texted him. I saw the news late last night, and there’s been a similar situation at Shrewsbury with Steve Cotterill… You’re just sending your thoughts across to him, and wishing him a speedy recovery.

“Obviously they’re scrapping for their lives, Sheffield Wednesday, and Darren is somebody I’ve competed with as a player over the years, and now we’re in the coaching/managing space.

“He’s just a good, solid, football man – and hopefully he’s back in the technical area with his coaches and players as soon as possible. Wishing him a speedy recovery, and hopefully it’s not too long before he’s back with the boys.”

Joey Barton, manager of Bristol Rovers, has sent a message to Sheffield Wednesday's Darren Moore. (Photo: Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Barton was linked with the job at Hillsborough prior to Moore getting it, but is now embroiled in a different relegation scrap in League One.

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