Darren Moore says Wednesday need to get back on the training ground and rediscover their rhythm after today’s defeat at Shrewsbury further dented our hopes of a quick return to the Championship at the end of the season.
The 1-0 loss came just days after the 5-0 drubbing at Sunderland and manager Moore compared the performance, which lacked the intensity and drive of displays in the weeks before our enforced 19-day Covid ‘shutdown’, with some of our early season games.
He said: “There were stages at the start of the season where I saw similarities with today but we have worked incredibly hard to find that consistency since then and become a team that is difficult to beat and is relentless.
“Now we have to get back on the training ground and get back to basics and start finding our rhythm again.
“I’m not making any excuses but we had the training ground closed for 19 days. We have lost two games since returning and the break has definitely damaged our rhythm.
“You get it back by working on the training ground and there is no special formula. It is only us that is going to get that rhythm back.”
On today’s performance, he said: “We gave a goal away from a set play, which as a manager you are never pleased with. We wanted a reaction result-wise but we didn’t get it.
“I am a firm believer in football that you have got to go and earn the win and we didn’t earn it today. We didn’t do enough to win the game.”
Moore said he could also understand some Wednesday fans booing the team at the end of the game, commenting: “There is so much expectancy at the club so you can understand it. If it didn’t come, you would be worried.
“The fans care. We care. They came today to see us get three points.”