What Darren Moore had to say after Sheffield Wednesday win over Charlton Athletic

The Owls’ last home game saw them score and concede three goals in a 3-3 draw with Portsmouth, but they then picked up their first three points of the campaign with a solid 1-0 victory at MK Dons.

Today, as two former Premier League sides face off, they will be eager to maintain their fine form at Hillsborough, even if they will have to do so without summer signings Michael Smith and Akin Famewo, who have both been ruled out. Famewo, unfortunately, is going to be out for a while.

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For the opponents, they will be without Mandela Egbo and Chuks Aneke as they are also recovering from injury but they have Conor McGrandles available for selection again.

We’ll have all the updates, highlights and news right here – so stay tuned.

Sheffield Wednesday manager Darren Moore was not happy to lose two of the club’s talented young players. (Isaac Parkin/PAWire)
Sheffield Wednesday return to Hillsborough this afternoon.

Last update: Saturday, August 13, 2022, 5:42 p.m.

  • Wednesday won 2-0 in that draw last season
  • The Owls are on an 11-game unbeaten streak at home

We have to be better against Peterborough. As a manager, I am never happy, there is always something to work on and improve.

DM message to fans

We will not win four or five draws every week. We’re creating a bit of a colliseum here. The mindset is developing at other clubs, so even if we want to win, it won’t always be easy. We want them to stay with us – we want to win every game, but that’s not going to happen. I want to talk to them directly.

Today’s result is excellent, it’s as good as when we win by five or six. It’s an illustration of what we’re trying to create.

Teams come here now knowing that if they don’t play well they will lose – they know they have to play well.

What you’ve seen from Josh is that he’s getting fitter. All needs are games. He can play 9, 7 or 11, he can play 10. He showed his versatility.

What he does is work hard for the team, and in the 10 he runs on the backs of defenders. And it was a perfect execution for his assist for the goal.

Some of them wilted in today’s heat… They’re just humans, and we felt we had to make the switch. With the release of Baz, the subs just gave us that momentum.

To get three large clean sheets. It helps. If we are to succeed, we need clean sheets, and another today builds resilience and determination.

During the second coffee break, they were all talking about how hard they had to dig and keep going. And my God did they go on and do it.

It’s going to be a real tough game. There are no easy games here in Ligue 1, but it will be really difficult.

We had to leave Dennis out because he came back within the week, played the game, and then had to be managed. He’ll be back on Monday and ready to go. You shouldn’t take any risks with him – it was the same with Lee Gregory today.

I know what I want the team to look like, and we’re getting there with the players brought in… We’re different from last season, and we’ve had better results, but it’s also good to see the midfielders ground mark again .

We dug in today and earned it. Sometimes we’re going to have to go get it.

Charlton has wonderful rotations… That’s what we couldn’t master, and their timing took us high and then deep. We didn’t seem to have that energy.

At half-time, I told them that we needed 20 or 30% more energy. When that didn’t come, that’s when he did the subs. They gave us a boost.

It was a tough game, really tough… We knew we would need everyone. Charlton is up, and with the conditions I knew I would make five changes.

The substitutes changed the situation, but everyone played their part.

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