LiveSheffield Wednesday LIVE: Darren Moore speaks after a devastating night for the Owls
It’s a big ‘un tonight isn’t it...
Sheffield Wednesday face Rotherham United tonight in a huge clash at the bottom of the Championship, and it happens to be the same game in which new Owls boss, Darren Moore, will make his Hillsborough bow.
Both Alex Miller and Joe Crann will be at the ground to bring you all of the updates ahead of the tie, so make sure you keep your eyes right here on our blog and across our social media platforms.
Sheffield Wednesday v Rotherham United LIVE : A monster game at the the bottom of the Championship
Last updated: Friday, 05 March, 2021, 09:31
- A Wednesday win would take them above Rotherham
- It’s Darren Moore’s first game in charge
- The Owls don’t have the best of records against those around them...
DM on facilities
The facilities are great, we can max them out and that’s what we want to do. We’re really happy, we know the stadium is a magnificent arena and it’s a tick tick in terms of those. We need to let the weeks pass by and get to work.
Anger and apathy from Owls fans
'Just so angry and hurt now' - what Sheffield Wednesday fans are saying after disastrous Rotherham United defeat
Sheffield Wednesday were dealt a huge blow in their bid to avoid relegation to League One after Freddie Ladapo’s moment of brilliance deep into injury time secured all three points for Rotherham United at Hillsborough this evening.
DM on efforts
It’s been exciting for me... I saw enough after the first and second day that there’s a spark. We need to continue that, and the way we do that is by getting on the training pitch.
DM on injuries
I wouldn’t envisage any back for the weekend, but we’ll regroup the squad again... It is what it is, we need to get them back and keep them back.
DM on Paterson
For me, I’m hoping that Callum can see he’s going to get chances. He got them tonight. He’ll be a huge player for us, and the more chances he gets, the more goals he’ll get. He played well tonight, and got us moving up the pitch. He can be pleased with his performance, but he’ll feel like he could’ve gotten a goal. I see him as an out-and-out striker.
DM on the formation
For me it’s always going to be about looking at the opposition as a team... I thought that shape was right tonight in terms of breaking them down and creating chances.
On another evening, we’d have scored more than one goal tonight.
We know Baz has wonderful technical ability, and has a killer pass, so I wanted him higher up the pitch. I thought him and Pato linked well. He’ll be a huge player for us for weeks to come.
DM on chances
We got into the opposition box umpteen times... We need to keep the belief, we’re still in with a shout.
Tonight was disappointing because we really went at Rotherham. We wanted to pen them in and ask questions. We did get back into the game, we kept that belief. When they went down to 10 we felt that we’d get one or two more chances.
The last minute goal was a disappointment.
DM on not getting back into games
We need to change that mentality, rebuild, and go again on Saturday. When we wake up tomorrow it’s all about Reading on Saturday. We’re disappointed.
More from DM
We’ve put some good work in, but the longer we work together the stronger they’ll get. We have some good players here, but we need to settle down as a squad.
I’ve learned a lot tonight. They’re obviously disappointed, the late goal when you’ve dominated. The performance was there, but the goals weren’t.
DM on performance
We created enough chances to score more goals. That’s how I like to play, on the front foot, creating chances, but the final touch was lacking. We’ll go again on Saturday.
That’s football... It’s got a knack of kicking you where it hurts. But tonight I saw a performance, I saw them working hard and putting in a performance. On another day, with the chances and control, we get more goals.
They need to keep the focus and keep going.
Huge, huge setback
Oh no. It’s disaster for the Owls who concede a second goal in the seventh minute of injury time after Freddie Ladapo scores with a stunning strike to secure all three points for the Millers. A worldie of a goal but a huge blow for Wednesday as they battle to avoid the drop to League One.
Another chance for Paterson, who heads over Penney’s cross. He could have bagged four tonight.