Darren Moore says he will turn things around at Hillsborough and get Wednesday moving in the right direction, despite more boos from the fans after another disappointing display in today’s 1-1 home draw with Lincoln.
We were second best in the first half, had a dominant 10-minute spell in the second 45 after taking the lead but conceded yet another late goal.
The draw leaves us three points from the play-off places and nine adrift of joint leaders Plymouth and Wycombe, Moore saying afterwards: “I have got a firm belief in the players. It’s me and the players and we will turn this club around and get the club moving in the right direction.
“There are stats and data with this place that we need to shift. We need to get some of these monkeys off our back. When we talk about the stats and data, we are not talking about this season. We are talking two to three seasons.
“We need to change the mentality of this place and that’s what I have come to this football club to do and I will do it.”
He added: “My job is to change it and that’s exactly what I will be doing. The boos will ring around because the fans want to win. They’ve had a hard week at work and they want to see their team win. I understand that.
“There are 92 clubs in the league, including Sheffield Wednesday, and they want to win every single week. I want to win and so do the players.
“We’re not a team of individuals. We are a team and we have to find that right balance and cohesion. It is October and we have to find that.”
On the Lincoln game, Moore said: “I thought we were a little apprehensive in the first half and we had words at half time about that. We needed to be more attacking and play with more freedom.
“We got the goal and dominated the ball and I was pleased for the players at that point because you do have to be patient in games and you can get the breakthrough.
“We did that, we pushed on for the second goal, and the disappointment is that we didn’t get it and then conceded late in the game from a set piece.
“It’s my job as manager to make it better at both ends and I will do that.”
The manager continued: “We’re now on the back of a three-game week and we have three draws and three points. Of course we wanted more, we wanted all nine points and we could have got those points.
“Winning games is what this is all about and that is the challenge to get us to where we want to be. I understand the frustration of the fans because they want the wins just as much as I do.”