Darren Moore addresses Nicky Weaver situation as ‘wonderful’ new Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper coach is appointed

Darren Moore says that new Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper, Adriano Basso’ is a ‘wonderful human being’ and called him a ‘really positive addition’.

By Joe Crann
Friday, 25th June 2021, 4:32 pm

Basso is the latest appointment to Moore’s technical team at Wednesday, joining assistant manager, Jamie Smith, as well as Paul Williams and the long-serving Neil Thompson, and comes on board to try and take Joe Wildsmith, Cameron Dawson and the club’s other young goalkeepers to the next level.

Moore, who saw his side return to for preseason testing on Friday, will be hoping to hit the ground running against Charlton Athletic on August 7th when League One gets underway – and Basso’s appointment is seen as another step in the right direction for the Owls.

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He told the club’s official website, “I’m really pleased to have Adriano on board. He brings experience and understands the game really well… He’s really good with the small details and studies individuals very well. He’ll be looking at the goalkeepers in fine detail and improving their games.

“He’s a wonderful human being, a very respectful man. He has a real work ethic and the boys will see that on a day to day basis… He’s a really positive addition to our staff and I want to welcome him to the football club and look forward to working alongside him.”

Meanwhile, on Nicky Weaver, who stepped up into the first team last season, Moore said that he’ll continue to be a big part of things at Hillsborough now that he’s returned to the academy goalkeeping department.

The Wednesday manager said, “I want to thank Nicky for helping us, he’s very much still part of things and I will be seeing him on a day to day basis… He’s with the academy, but we’re all part of the same training camp.

Joe Wildsmith and Cameron Dawson with new goalkeeper coach, Adriano Basso. (via swfc.co.uk/Steve Ellis)

“Nicky and Adriano will work closely together, in the same way the academy and the first team will work together as a whole.”

Wednesday are set to begin a preseason camp in Wales on Monday before facing Celtic in a friendly encounter on July 7th, with new Macron kits to be launched in the near future.

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