Moore reflects on rewarding victory … and double injury blow

Darren Moore was pleased with another three points for his Wednesday side this afternoon but was also left reflecting on injuries which saw both George Byers and Reece James stretchered off during the 1-0 win at Wycombe.

The Owls boss said of Byers and James: “I can’t give you a prognosis on the length of time – if at all any – but George’s is a cut on the top of his foot, and Reece’s was his ankle. Until they’ve both settled down in the week we won’t be able to assess them.

“It’s a victory today that’s come at a cost. That’s the game here, though, you’re going to have to put your body on the line and we’ve come off with a couple of casualties. But it’s still a rewarding victory.”

George Byers tweeted: “Few stitches in the foot, be sore for few days.”

Moore added: “I’m pleased with the boys because after last week’s cup heroics, it’s very easy to get distracted, but we spoke on Monday about getting our feet back on the floor and continuing our work and I’m pleased they’ve done it today.

“The resilience that we’ve been keeping in the last weeks and months, we knew we would need that today. We knew we had to match them for tempo and have a solid platform and we had that today.

“Everyone knows their jobs and their responsibilities and apart from a couple of crosses and long range efforts, I can’t remember Cameron Dawson having to do much.”

On the spectacular winner from Will Vaulks, Moore said: “I think it was worthy to win any game.”

Wycombe manager, Gareth Ainsworth, was full of praise for Wednesday and said: “I think we have just played the champions. They are a very strong side.”


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