Moore on second leg … and his future at Wednesday

Darren Moore has spoken of the challenge facing Wednesday in tomorrow night’s League One play-off semi final with Peterborough after last week’s 4-0 first leg thumping by the Posh.

With Wednesday looking for a near miracle in the second leg at Hillsborough to overturn the heavy deficit and reach the play-off final at Wembley, Moore said: “We’ve dusted ourselves down, we’ve reset and refocussed and we’re really looking forward to the game.”

He added: “The first leg was by no means an ideal scoreline but what’s happened has happened. We’ve got together and continued to work, as we have done all season.

“We’ve now got a game in front of a packed Hillsborough and we just want to go and win the game. As we go with that mindset and mentality, we’ll see what happens in the game.”

Moore said he has also spoken to the players about the tremendous support from the fans, saying: “The most important cog in this for me are the fans. Over the last 20, 30, 40 years, one thing that has been consistent is the fans. They will come out whatever team is on the pitch and support Sheffield Wednesday through thick and thin.

“I’ve told the players the fans will be there tomorrow night, it will be a packed house and they will be cheering them on right from the word go. They will be the twelfth man and I’ve told the players they need to be buoyed on by that.”

Asked about his whether he wants to stay at Hillsborough, whatever the result tomorrow, the Owls boss said: “Absolutely, 100 per cent without a doubt.

“It’s a wonderful club, it’s a beautiful club. It’s got a wonderful, passionate fanbase and when you see it, you understand the magnitude of this football club.

“The history and nostalgia of this club is to be embraced and what it stands for in the pyramid of football.

“To be manager of this club is an absolute honour and I’ve got a real love and affection for it.”














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