Moore on victory … where we’re at … and transfer window threat

Darren Moore has reflected on today’s five-goal thrashing of Forest Green … spoken of how it is still very much work in progress at S6 … and also talked about the threat of losing some of our players before the transfer window closes at the end of the month.

On the Hillsborough display this afternoon, Moore said: “It was a solid, professional performance. It was important we started the game well, played on the front foot and that’s exactly what we did.

“We have scored 10 goals without reply this week, so I have to be pleased.”

The emphatic win took us to within a point of the top of the division one table but Moore added: “We’ve achieved nothing at this moment in time. We have to get those levels right up there, week in, week out. We can get better and we will get better.

“It is about building the right mentality. I still feel we are on a journey. I still feel we are building things here. I still feel that the group are not at the levels where I want them to be but as the weeks go by we will get to those levels.”

When asked about the transfer window closing next week and the possibility of any more new signings at S6, Moore also talked about the danger of other clubs showing interest in some of our players.

He said: “You have got to remember that there might have been one or two offers for our players that we are having to keep at bay.

“Hopefully we can keep the squad intact and we can get on with the season.

“They are important players in terms of what we want to do this season, very important players. When you get the results and we’re performing as we are doing, I can understand it.

“Hopefully we’re giving them something to show this is where they want to stay and continue doing what we’re doing. But we know football.”

Moore indicated that the issue is with their advisors and not with the players themselves, saying: “As of now I’m confident in keeping the squad intact but I also understand that 24 hours in football is a long time.

“I’ve spoken to their advisors and made it all perfectly clear. The players are fine.

“Hopefully the transfer window can finish and we keep everyone intact.

“We’ve worked extremely hard to get to the balance of this squad and what I have to do now is get the consistency. Part of the reason we wanted to do our business early was to get that continuity and we just want the window to shut now.”

* Sylla Sow has left Wednesday to join Dutch side De Graafschap on a permanent transfer for an undisclosed fee. Sow, 26, joined us in August 2021 and made 23 appearances in all competitions for the club.

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