Managerless Owls look for lift-off as Moore returns to S6

Darren Moore will no doubt get a warm welcome when he returns to Hillsborough tomorrow as managerless and rock bottom Wednesday search for a Championship victory for the first time in 11 outings this season.

Moore brings his new club, Huddersfield, to S6 for a Yorkshire derby and it will be a first visit since his shock and controversial summer departure from the Owls, his last game at the ground being the memorable play-off semi-final victory over Peterborough on our way back to second tier football.

With his successor, Xisco Munoz, losing his job after the 1-0 midweek defeat at West Brom, our under-21 manager Neil Thompson will be in the home dugout tomorrow, hoping to inspire that long-awaited first success for Wednesday.

We wait to see if injured pair Barry Bannan and Josh Windass are fit to return while Akin Famewo is a doubt after being forced off late in midweek with what looked like a groin injury.

Thompson may also recall some of the promotion-winning squad who largely failed to figure in Munoz’s plans since the start of the season.

We go into the clash with just two points from our first 10 matches, already seven points from safety, having scored just once in the last six games and with a whole host of names being linked with that managerial vacancy.

Moore said of his return: “When you look back at the time we had at Wednesday, it was a historical, history-making season. The success we had there can’t be taken away, but that’s what I was brought there to do with the staff.

“We were there to engage with the club and turnaround its misfortunes – and we did that. Nobody can take that away from us but that was the chapter there and everybody that we had at the time was involved in that.”



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