Darren Moore reflected on what he called a “disastrous evening” following Wednesday’s 5-0 capitulation at Sunderland.
The Owls boss said: “It was a disastrous evening for us. We gave away some calamitous goals and it is bitterly disappointing to lose in that manner. I can’t accept that performance.”
He added: “When the second goal went in it was almost like we gave up the chase with the game. I never saw that coming because we have seen the resilience from the team in the last few months.
“The best thing for them is there is another a game in a couple of days to work towards. But tonight was a terrible performance and it was not a performance I expect to see from a Sheffield Wednesday side.”
Moore did not put the blame for the display on having almost three weeks without a game, saying: “There was enough experience on the pitch tonight to not suffer a defeat like that. A big disappointment was that It was our lapses of concentration and mistakes that led to the goals.”
He added: “I had a go at them in there. I have let it be known that the standards out there tonight were not good enough.”
The manager added that Josh Windass missed the game as he had a minor injury while Chey Dunkley was withdrawn just before the half-hour mark as his hamstring had tightened up.