Moore on added time draw and Bannan injury update

Darren Moore praised the resilience of his Wednesday side in getting a last-minute equaliser at Exeter today but admitted our second-half display was not good enough.

Talking after the 1-1 draw, Moore said: “In the first half, we had lots of possession and created four or five wonderful opportunities. When we went in at half-time I said to the boys the problem I have is that we had the dominance, just not the conviction.

“I said it had left the door ajar for them. Their goal was a long-range effort. I’ve watched it back and I can only think Stockers has been unsighted because of the way it’s bounced in front of him.

“We tried to change it, with many different shapes. The one we finished with – Pato, Greggers and Wilks up front – paid dividends in the end.

“Credit to Pato, it’s a wonderful, composed finish. And I also said to the boys we’re showing a doggedness and fighting attitude. We found a way to win the point.”

However, Moore was also left concerned with our second-half performance, saying: “We have to ask why we performed so poorly in the second half and sat off them and allowed them to build.

“We finished on a positive note and got the equaliser. We’ll get back on the bus and head back up to Yorkshire with the feeling of not getting beat. When you have that resilience it adds to what you are about but, make no mistake, that second half was not good enough.

“We just chose wrong decisions, chose wrong passes. There were times we could have gone through them but we went outside instead.

“The composure second half in terms of decision-making wasn’t good enough and that’s what I’ve got to look at. Why were we so strong first but not second? Those are the bits and pieces which we’ll look at.”

Barry Bannan was forced off in the first half with what looked like a hamstring injury and Moore said he is hoping for good news on the captain in the next few days.

He added: “It’s too early to say with Baz. We took no chances with him, he wanted to stay on but there was no way he was going to when it comes to a muscle injury like that.

“We will assess him in the week and hopefully the scans will come back and be kind to us.”




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