Moore praises squad after collecting his first win as boss

Darren Moore was full of praise for his players after seeing them record a first win for him as Wednesday manager in the 2-1 victory at Barnsley.

Speaking after a hard-earned three points against the in-form Reds, Moore said: “I’m really pleased for everybody at the football club to get three much needed points today. We wanted to finish the week strongly and I thought we did that.

“Looking at the performance, we knew that we had to come here and be strong, resolute and dependable.

“I thought there were times in a frantic match where we put our foot on the ball and I was really pleased with the result. When we went forward, Jordan did what he does best and put the ball in the back of the net.”

Moore changed the shape of the formation for the match, saying: “Barnsley make it really difficult for teams coming here and ask you questions. We had to stand up against them and we did.

“We altered the shape and personnel in the team, but you’ve still got to be accounted for and I think the players really acquitted themselves very well.”

He added: “I’ve seen a slow improvement week after week and it was good to see the players apply themselves right.”

The win, our first in eight games and taking us to six points from safety with nine matches left, is now followed by a two-week international break and Moore says he is looking forward to having the chance to use that time for training sessions on grass with his squad.



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