Sheffield Wednesday 0 Swansea 2 LIVE: Darren Moore's reaction as Owls suffer another defeat in survival battle

Sheffield Wednesday need to start picking up points desperately...

By Joe Crann
Tuesday, 13th April 2021, 8:03 pm
Tom Lees of Sheffield Wednesday reacts after conceding a goal against Swansea City. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)
Tom Lees of Sheffield Wednesday reacts after conceding a goal against Swansea City. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

The Owls take on Swansea City this evening as they go into their final six games of the campaign, and you have to think that the next three - all at Hillsborough - will decide whether they stand any chance at all of securing their Championship status.

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Darren Moore will be back on the bench after recovering from COVID-19, and he’s got a tough task on his hands as he looks to overcome a Swansea side gunning for a Play-Offs place.

Our man Joe Crann will be right here on the blog to bring you all the updates from Hillsborough, while Alex Miller has got you covered with all the news and the press conference that will follow.

Wednesday have six games left to save their season – and this evening’s game is probably their toughest task of all of them.

Sheffield Wednesday v Swansea City LIVE: Owls take on Swans in another crunch encounter

Last updated: Tuesday, 13 April, 2021, 20:28

  • Wednesday won their last home game 5-0
  • Swansea are challenging for promotion

More from DM on the goal

It was a lapse in concentration that they seized on... It was an error of ours rather than something from Swansea, and that’s the most disappointing aspect.

They need volume, and game time. They got 60/70 minutes, which is great for them, and hopefully we can look at those two as extra bodies for the upcoming games.

It could just be said it’s how this season’s gone, and say it’s everything going against us, but I don’t believe in that. It’s always about looking for ways to put it right. The only time we can change the mindset is the next game.

DM on losing positions

I don’t want to go behind, from now until the end of the season. But it’s a mindset we have to change - we have to break that cycle. Hopefully between now and the end, we can continue doing the right things. We need the final contact.

We’re getting into the right areas, but not getting that right contact on it.

I was really pleased to get back... I felt better being here than isolated at home - it’s nice to be on the frontline with the players. I want to stay back now.

I haven’t had a conversation about next season because it’s all to play for this season. I won’t move my head from that.

DM on Paul Williams

He’s suffering from COVID-19. He went down two days after me, so he’s in a 10 day isolation. He was struggling, but he’s looking better now. He should be back in later in the week - providing he’s feeling better.

It’s been a difficult time. I never thought I’d get it, so when I did get it I was shocked. I feel a lot better now - but I’m disappointed to get it when I got it.

What Westy has done is recover from injury, so I wanted to get him back in in terms of his experience. Joe has done superb, we’ve got two goalkeepers competing, but we just wanted to go to Westy tonight.

DM on how many wins

I just look at Saturday, and the three points then... If I start getting into how many wins, then football can show you a different face. There’s another team coming here, and we have to get ready. We need to reset their minds.

DM on still staying up

We move on to the next game now - what’s gone on has gone on. We could’ve seized more opportunities and capitalised, and the players are disappointed of course. We don’t get to harbour on this, because we’re now preparing for the next game. The same group have to do their thing on Saturday.

The maths and the numbers are still there... So anybody who knows me knows I’ll be looking for three points again on Saturday. I won’t detract from that. While the numbers are still there, we’ll keep fighting.

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