Tactical changes make the difference for Owls

Darren Moore pointed to half-time tactical changes that helped Wednesday to a first league win of the season in a 2-0 success over his former club Doncaster.

Speaking after two second-half goals sealed the victory, Moore said: “We knew it was going to be a difficult game, which it proved to be in the first half. We couldn’t get into our rhythm or close enough to Doncaster.

“I said to the players at half time that we needed to step on it and get five extra metres up the pitch to stop them building. I thought if we could get bodies in and around them then we would cause them more problems.

“We also thought that after around 60 or 70 minutes they would have some tired legs out there as they had a game in midweek while we had a full week to work.”

The inspiration for the three points came courtesy of a tremendous long-ranger from Barry Bannan to give us a 73rd minute lead while Moore said another tactical change was pushing Dennis Adeniran further forward after the break, the move paying off as the midfielder grabbed our second goal.

The Owls boss added: “I’m really pleased for Baz. He didn’t rush it, he didn’t snatch at it, he just guided it into the far corner and that seemed to settle us down.

“Then the second goal soon afterwards lifted the roof off the place. I’m really pleased for the fans who came here today, to feel the three points and to be able to go away happy.

“I’ve also got to be pleased with a third clean sheet in a row as well. That builds consistency, understanding, relationships and confidence and, overall, I’m just pleased to open our home league campaign with three points.”

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