LiveSheffield Wednesday 1 Norwich City 2 LIVE: What Darren Moore has to say after narrow defeat
Hello and welcome to The Star’s LIVE coverage of Sheffield Wednesday’s home clash with title hopefuls Norwich City.
The Owls are hoping to get their survival campaign back on track after a run of six defeats in a row.
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Sheffield Wednesday v Norwich City LIVE - Owls need a win over their relegation rivals
Last updated: Sunday, 14 March, 2021, 14:51
- Darren Moore is still searching for his first Wednesday win
- The Owls have lost their last seven league games
- It really is a must-win clash for the hosts
That’s all from Darren Moore
DM on flexibility
If we need to tweak and change then so be it. We need to win games. We have to keep working and get that all-important win.
DM on challenge on Windass
I have to look back on it. The players seem to think it maybe could be a red card, but I’ve not seen it.
It was a good move and opportunity to get in behind them. It worked a treat. If Josh had been able to continue it may have been a goal but I have to look back at it.
DM on relegation battle
I have to stay ultra-confident. We still have the games, the performance, grit and determination is there.
Nobody saw a Wednesday team throwing the towel in. We had a couple of half-chances.
DM on subs
We got Jack on to try and stretch things. We found it difficult to change it.
DM on Westwood
We’re delighted to have him back, that experience and know-how. Joe has done superb but Keiren has that experience.
It was a tough decision, Joe has done well. The experience is key and he played a wonderful part in the game.
DM on injuries
Andre is back in, Joost we’ll look at in the week. With those bodies returning is great.
I’ll have a better idea in the coming days.
DM on performance cont.
I saw a team go toe to toe with the league leaders. It’s two moments of brilliance that have cost us today. We got into some wonderful positions.
The boys are disappointed in there. They came so close against the league leaders. My job is to pick them up and say we’re going again now.
Nobody will do it for us.
DM on display
They’ve got to show that spirit and endeavour. I’ve seen another improved performance. We can’t go back on that level and we have to keep building on that.
SHort term we need a win. The games are still there.
DM on Rhodes
He’s such a composed finisher. We had them on the back foot and a couple more chances we would’ve got the second and had something to hold onto.
DM on Huddersfield
It’s a big game for us, they’re all must-wins.
DM on Chey Dunkley
He’s picked up a hamstring injury. We’ll be assessing that.
DM on system change
I keep saying, we have different systems for different opponents. What we’re trying to do is get that win, we need that to get us going.
The players feel like a different team. They’ve gone toe to toe with the league leaders today.
DM on effort of squad
When you reach the latter part of the game, you make one or two changes, it was such a tight game in terms of the details that made the difference.
DM on the performance
It was better today, it is another improvement. We switched things up and brought new players in. We could see players gaining.
Second half they put us on the back foot and we didn’t use the ball well enough. They had two excellent finished by two top players.