Darren’s verdict on the ups and downs of Ipswich draw

Just like the Wednesday fans, Darren Moore tasted the ups and downs of an action-packed 90 minutes at Portman Road this afternoon.

Speaking after an eventful promotion clash, the Owls boss said: “For me I didn’t see the incident that led to their penalty but I think once Cameron saved that the boys reclaimed their calmness and composure.

“We wanted to take it to them and to go 2-0 ahead was really, really good. I think the changing point in the game was the chance for us to go three ahead. We had three bites at it to go and score but we never did and I think they got away with it.

“Before half-time they showed an individual bit of brilliance with the free-kick. It gave them hope and early in the second half we gave them a needless free-kick. I think the kick was then going into Cammy’s hands but you can’t knock George for getting his head on it.

“That was a pivotal moment but I’m pleased with the players for then staying in the game. We weathered the storm.

“Overall I’m a little bit disappointed after going two goals up but in the end it’s two free-kicks that brought them back into the game.

“There are not too many teams that could have withstood that pressure. We’ve come to a difficult place and put in a good performance and got a solid point.”

Moore also revealed that Wednesday lost four players through injury and illness in the 24 hours leading up to the game, saying: “Lee Gregory had a bit of tonsillitis, Jack Hunt had a collision in training and suffered a dead leg, Mallik Wilks limped out yesterday with a calf injury and Reece James also had a bit of soreness.

“Credit to the rest of the squad because they had to deal with losing four players. Hopefully on Tuesday we’ll have two or three of them back.”

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