Darren’s delight … for the team and goalscorer Palmer

Darren Moore praised Wednesday’s all-round display in the 2-0 win at Bolton … and of his delight for goalscorer Liam Palmer on his 350th appearance for the club.

On the overall performance, Moore said: “It was a good away performance and our work was good in and out of possession.

“It had to be that good coming into this arena. You know you have got to play to that standard to get anything from here. They ask questions but we nullified them as much as we could and we came up with two wonderful goals.

“We knew today that all of us had to be ready and play our part. I thought we did that in and out of possession. Apart from the one when the boy Bradley went through in the first half and blazed it wide, I thought our work and concentration levels were good.”

Talking about Palmer, who was made captain for his special day and crowned it with only his fifth goal for the club, Moore said: “I am really pleased for Liam Palmer. For him to score on his 350th appearance, it is the stuff that dreams are made of.

“When we got up this morning and had breakfast, myself and Baz said that it’d be great for him to lead the team out – I thought it’d be a lovely touch.

“All the staff and players thought it was right and I’m pleased that we made it a memorable day for him and the football club.”

Wednesday made four changes for the game, including a debut for loanee defender Mark McGuinness who only joined us on Thursday, and Moore explained: “We made four changes today. We wanted a response. I looked at the type of game with the players we had and we felt it was right for the match.

“Mark McGuinness only came in on Thursday but I looked at him in training and thought he looked up to speed. It was a bold decision to bring him in, given the magnitude of the game so credit to him. You would have thought he had been here all season with his performance, so I am really pleased for him.”

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