Boss calls for Owls to turn chances into goals

Darren Moore has again called for Wednesday to be more clinical in front of goal when we take on Lincoln City at Hillsborough tomorrow.

A run of one defeat in seven games has kept us only two points from the play-offs in ninth place but the sequence includes four draws. Moore said  today he believes we are playing a little quicker and with more understanding amongst the players, adding: “The progression has been there and the message now is being more ruthless when we get into those positions.

“We needed to get more tempo and rhythm to our game and in the last two games we’ve created more chances and had more attempts on goal. Our job is to make sure that continues.

“We feel we should have come away from the last two away games with maximum points but the progression is there.”

Speaking further about tomorrow’s game, Moore said: “We want to play on the front foot, attacking football. It’s what we are working towards.

“Will we gain that overnight? No. But I am seeing wonderful signs of the players understanding and we have to continue with our work. We are moving in the right direction.”

Loanee defender Lewis Gibson faces a lengthy lay-off with his muscular injury but Sam Hutchinson is being assessed ahead of the game after also suffering a muscle problem.

Moore also had words of praise for the Wednesday fans, saying: “Over 2,500 Wednesday fans were with us on a midweek game away at Cambridge and we thank them for that. It’s fabulous support.

“Now we come back home and we are looking forward to that.

“It’s an honour to play at Hillsborough, I wish I could put my boots on and play in front of that support. They are passionate fans and if I could play one more game it would be in a blue and white shirt at Hillsborough.”

Lincoln, who have sold out their 3,200 ticket allocation, are five points behind Wednesday, sitting in 15th place on 15 points.

Tomorrow’s game will be our first competitive meeting with the Imps in more than 40 years, the last clash coming in the FA Cup in November 1979 when goals from Andy McCulloch, Jeff King and Mark Smith gave us a 3-0 win in a first round tie at Hillsborough.

Our last league matches with Lincoln were in the previous season, the Owls winning 2-1 at Sincil Bank with goals from Brian Horsnby and Tommy Tynan, followed by a goalless draw at S6.



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