Moore on side’s character … injury updates … and red card rage

Darren Moore praised the character of his Wednesday side after today’s 2-1 win at Fleetwood.

Having seen Marvin Johnson’s second-half goal complete a fightback from one down, the Owls boss said: “It was a real tough game with a swirling wind and difficult conditions but I was pleased with our resilience and character not to get deterred by conceding an early goal and then losing Lee Gregory.

“In parts of the game we showed a little bit of composure but it was about rolling up our sleeves and getting the job done and that’s exactly what happened.”

He added: “They scored a good goal but it was a moment of brilliance from Marvin that won us the game.

“It was our 11th game without loss. It’s just three defeats in 23 so I can’t be much happier.”

Moore said Gregory had to leave the field in the first half with back spasms, while the returning Barry Bannan and George Byers were withdrawn near the end after showing signs of fatigue.

However, the manager says he hopes all three will be fit for Thursday evening’s home game with Port Vale.

Moore also spoke of an incident involving Fleetwood player Shaun Rooney, who was furious following his sending off in the closing stages.

He said: “The player first got booked for a tackle on Tyreeq Bakinson, he came over to me and asked if my players are soft. I said it was a booking, you fouled him from behind.

“I could hear he was wound up during the game and then, after receiving a second yellow later on and getting sent off, he came over and he was pointing straight at me. He manhandled me and also had a go at the fourth official.”

Rooney then had to be taken down the tunnel by some of the Fleetwood coaching staff to avoid any further problems.










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