Press Conference LIVE: Sheffield Wednesday team news and more as Owls prepare for Oxford United

Sheffield Wednesday play host to Oxford United tomorrow, and we’ll be talking to Darren Moore for all the latest news ahead of their visit to Hillsborough.

Friday, 1st October 2021, 1:50 pm
Sheffield Wednesday manager Darren Moore saluting the travelling fans at Wigan Athletic.

The Owls are unbeaten in the league at home so far this season and have a decent record at S6 – they’ll be hoping to keep that going tomorrow afternoon as they try and force themselves back into the Play-Offs come Saturday evening.

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We’re live with the Gaffer from 2pm to find out what’s been happening since that big win over Wigan Athletic.

Darren Moore LIVE as Sheffield Wednesday prepare for the visit of Oxford United

Last updated: Friday, 01 October, 2021, 15:07

  • The Owls are unbeaten at Hillsborough this season
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They’re a classic team that’s got an identity and philosophy - that’s credit to the manager and his team. That’s what we’re all looking to do as managers. I’m working towards getting that here - and we’ll get it.

We have to overcome hurdles like tomorrow. It’ll be tough, but I’m looking forward to it.

DM on Plymouth game and whether it was a ‘kick up the backside'

We’re always learning... You learn when you win, you learn when you lose. But I never get clouded by it. I like to see the woods through the trees in terms of performances.

We’re still not at the level I want us to be at, but we’re working hard. Things are becoming clearer - and I still want to win every single game. But in that process we’re still building.

DM on Gibson and Byers

Lewis trained as normal, George is out doing his running. George won’t be ready, but we’ll have a look at him for next week. It’s been a strain, an ongoing groin strain - you keep getting close, it’s nothing overly concerning, but he just needs time to let it settle down. Now he’s building it up.

DM on naming his side to the team

Sometimes I’ll do it on a Friday, but if it’s a two or three game week I’ll leave it until the afternoon of the game...

He’s fine, he trained today, but what I like to do is let them come in tomorrow and I’ll give it until the last minute before making a decision.

DM on the passing of Jose Semedo’s wife

I’ve not met him, but our condolences go to him and his extended family. I speak on behalf of myself, and I’m sure the fans, when I say that our prayers are with him.

Collectively we’re getting stronger, and that needs to continue. We need to build on each performance.

I thought at Ipswich there were bits to be really pleased with, and they took bits of that momentum into the Wigan game.

There’s still work for us, we’re not the finished article. And we are working extremely hard in that sense.

It’s been about getting him into good physical condition, and getting his volume up. He’s a player who can play in a variety of positions, and you’ll see more of that this season when called upon. His energy and robustness was great on Tuesday, he worked well with Lee. He won’t just play in that position though.

He was a man on a mission, but he’s got nothing to prove to us. What he’s illustrating is that there’s competition for places - and everyone wants to play to their maximum potential.

The beautiful thing with Sam is his versatility... We’re learning about the group, about the individuals, so we’ll monitor Sam and see how he goes.

Sam is one we have to manage - but the problem I’ve got is that they all want to play! He’s come back in fantastic condition, and as I said the other night he just tightened up. We took him off as a precaution - he trained today, and we’ll see how he is tomorrow.

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