Moore tells squad: Let’s not be the nearly men

Darren Moore has told his Wednesday players “not to be the nearly men” after another afternoon of frustration in the home draw with Gillingham.

We racked up 22 shots and nine of them on target while Gillingham managed just five efforts with three on target … but the most important statistic was the final scoreline of 1-1.

Moore said afterwards: “It was frustrating and it was disappointing. I’ve said to the players in there ‘let’s not be the nearly men’. Let’s go out there and get it.

“The difference is that ruthless edge, that contact when it matters, that fox in the box, whatever you want to call it.

“So I’m disappointed more than anything because we’ve dominated that game from start to finish.”

We clearly lacked the sharpness of striker Lee Gregory who was ruled out with a calf injury and Moore added: “To lose Lee is a bitter blow because he’s our talisman, he’s been involved in around 45 per cent of our goals.

“He’s got a calf injury, he’s having a scan on Monday so we’ll see where we are when those results come back.”

Jack Hunt was also missing from today’s squad as he has a fractured hand.

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