‘We need that time…” - Darren Moore is ‘very pleased’ with Sheffield Wednesday’s rebuild
Sheffield Wednesday didn’t hold back when it came to new signings over the summer, and now Darren Moore is focused on getting them all synced up for the challenge ahead.
The Owls brought in a grand total of 14 new senior signings during the transfer window, with Saido Berahino being the final piece to his puzzle on transfer deadline day in an attempt to bring some more goals into his squad.
Now, although Berahino hasn’t joined up with the team just yet, Moore is getting time to work on fitness, combinations, tactics and other factors of his side over an international break that they weren’t sure they were going to get.
And the Owls boss is enjoying the chance to work on those aspects with his new look side, which is much-changed from the team that were relegated from the Championship last season, saying, “I’m very pleased in terms of the work that we’ve done… Now we need to settle everyone down and get some work done really. We need to build that understanding and consistency and that’s why I’m so pleased to have the opportunity this week and next week to work.
“It has been a rebuild here, let’s make no mistake about it in terms of the players we have brought in.”
He also went on to say, “We want to build a team that has got balance to it, which I feel we have done, and now it’s just settling them down and getting the work done.
“We need that time to get the players blending as a unit, the whole team, player-to-player combinations and as long as we keep working how we are and giving the commitment and endeavour, then we can always work with that.”
Next up for the Owls is a trip to Plymouth Argyle on September 11th as they look to try and get back on top of the League One table, and there are hopes that – Massimo Luongo (hamstring) aside – they should be almost at full strength after the international break gave a number of players the chance to get back to full fitness once again.