‘We deserved the win’ says Darren

Darren Moore highlighted the all-round team performance, had praise for keeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell and saluted the tremendous support of the travelling Wednesdayites after tonight’s excellent 2-1 win at Wigan.

Speaking after the game, he said: “We deserved the win, the game plan was to take the game to Wigan, play on the front foot, and that’s what we did tonight. I thought the players did really, really well against a good team whose confidence was high with five wins on the bounce.

“We stuck to our task, we did our jobs out there and we had a pillar of strength with Bailey in goal. We created chances, we were powerful all over the pitch. I don’t like picking out individuals but Lee Gregory was outstanding, all he was missing was a goal.

“We are getting there but am I satisfied? No, because I know there is so much more to come. This is a big win for us and now we look forward to a big game at Hillsborough on Saturday against Oxford.”

Peacock-Farrell bounced back from Saturday’s blunder at Ipswich with some crucial saves and Moore added: “He was different class for us tonight, a real rock and a pillar of strength.

“It’s the response that counts after Saturday and he responded exactly how I thought he would. He got a great reception from our fans tonight and I’m sure that meant a lot to him. His performance I thought was outstanding and he showed exactly why we fought so hard to bring him to the club.”

As for the 3500 Wednesday fans, the manager said: “What can I say? They were fantastic tonight, very vocal, passionate and everything you expect from these supporters, they are top class. Three and a half thousand, fantastic.

“They’ve had a long journey to Ipswich at the weekend and another trip tonight in the driving rain. It’s important we show our appreciation because they give us so much and that kind of support we never take for granted.”

Moore said he kept Barry Bannan on the bench after he took a knock to the knee at Ipswich but said, all being well, he will be available for selection on Saturday.

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