LIVE: Jack Hunt and Darren Moore at Sheffield Wednesday preview Lincoln City

Jack Hunt and Darren Moore will speak to the press on Friday afternoon ahead of Sheffield Wednesday’s visit of Lincoln City tomorrow.

Friday, 22nd October 2021, 1:52 pm

The Owls will be desperate to pick up three points on their return to Hillsborough and make it four unbeaten in League One after frustrating draws in their last two outings on the road.

Michael Appleton’s Imps have so far struggled to replicate the form which saw them reach the play-off final last season and currently lie 15th in the table.

They were beaten 1-0 by AFC Wimbledon, who forced a late draw against Wednesday last weekend, on Tuesday evening.

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Sheffield Wednesday boss Darren Moore. Pic Steve Ellis

Scroll down to hear what the Owls boss and long-serving defender Hunt have to say.

Sheffield Wednesday defender Jack Hunt. Pic Steve Ellis.

LIVE: Hear from Jack Hunt and Darren Moore at Sheffield Wednesday press day

Last updated: Friday, 22 October, 2021, 14:44

  • Sheffield Wednesday host last season’s play-off finalists Lincoln City at Hillsborough on Saturday
  • Jack Hunt is first up for interviews at 1.15pm followed by Moore at 2pm.
  • The Owls could move back into the play-off hunt with a win tomorrow.

Will his loan be cut short?

‘I have spoken to Matt Jackson - he looks after all the loan players at Wolves - (...) they are happy.

‘Whenever he should return back to Wolves he’ll be a better player for it. When the opportunity arises we will get Theo on the pitch’.

‘Because of the timing, the games, the players that’s probably been ahead of him at the time.

‘He’s making that transition from academy football.

‘He will play football for us and he’s getting ready for first-team football, for starts, with us.’

Says academy football, including the level of physicality, is a lot different to men’s football.

‘The good thing with him, we have got a wonderful young player there that has a thirst to learn.

‘Mentally and physically he’s in a far, far better place.

‘We feel he’s in a position now where when if we feel it’s right to put him in we can’.

On his desired style of play

‘Playing on the front foot, trying to play attacking football.

‘It’s something that I adhere to and love. That’s what we are working towards.

‘Will I gain it overnight? No.’

‘What I have got is a team of 24 players. There’s 24 players that I’ve got to make sure I’m getting them up to match speed and match tempo.

‘We have a list of injuries. I have to get all 24 players ready so at any point when called upon they are ready to perform.

‘We are aiming towards getting that real consistent blend. We are not there yet’.

Moore on why he’s been chopping and changing

‘We are a new team, a new squad, we have players in the building with different attributes.

‘We played Wimbledon last weekend and it was a clear football match, we played Cambridge and it was more of a percentage game.

‘You have players more suited to that. In this division we have to be adaptable.’

‘We certainly feel that the next step is that (a killer instinct).

‘I can agree with what Hunty said. Over the last couple of games we’ve been the nearly team.

‘If we are to do it then we have got to go and get it. But the progression has been there.

‘The message is getting into those positions and being a bit more ruthless.’

Moore on the last two games

On what he’s liked: ‘What I’ve liked has been double figures in terms of attempts on goal.

And on what he didn’t like: ‘Our ruthless mentality to finish them off and get the right contact on the ball.’

We’re expecting Darren Moore at around 2pm.

A message to the fans following Moore criticism

‘I would just say just try your best to be positive with us. We can’t get promoted in October or November.

‘We need them a lot to gain wins because they bring a lot of positive energy.

‘I completely understand their frustration.

‘We feel that they (the fans) can make the difference, especially at home.’

Hunt on the best ideal formation

‘It’s not Football Manager or FIFA where you have got everyone fit all the time

‘Not everyone is fully available and full of energy for three-game weeks. You have got to look at your load’.

Has he not played FM in recent years?

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