Moore pleased with resilience of his Wednesday squad

Darren Moore spoke of the resilience his Wednesday side showed in getting three points at Accrington today after the midweek cup defeat to Premier League Southampton.

Following the Owls 1-0 win to close in on the top two in division one, the manager said: “I felt it was a really good, professional performance.

“I was most pleased with the resilience shown in our performance. We knew we had to come here and battle and scrap today, that it would be a tough game because of the timing of it after Wednesday night’s cup tie and all the accolades the players got afterwards.

“This one today was our bread and butter and the players gave a strong performance.

“I thought we could have got a second goal. There were moments when we might have done so but just didn’t get the right contact on the ball.

“However, we have a clean sheet, we’ve come here under difficult circumstances and got the three points.”

Speaking about goalscorer Alex Mighten, who hit his second goal in successive appearances, Moore said of the loanee winger: “For Alex, he is now starting to come through and there is so much more to come from him. He’s got lovely feet, he can go inside or outside and he’s got electrifying pace which frightens defenders.”

Moore added that, having settled in at Hillsborough and gained in confidence, now is also the time for Mighten to start games, rather than largely being an impact substitute.

On the absentee list, Moore said Liam Palmer should be available for next Saturday’s home game with Shrewsbury after his ear infection but that injured pair George Byers (foot) and Mallik Wilks (ankle) will continue to be assessed during next week.






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