Darren Moore sees the positives as Sheffield Wednesday stop the rot in 1-1 draw with Huddersfield Town
Darren Moore was taking the positives as always but his Sheffield Wednesday side really needed the three points from the visit of Huddersfield Town.
Moore's Owls ended a run of seven straight defeats with a 1-1 draw with the Terriers, but having led through an excellent goal made by Jordan Rhodes and finished by Josh Windass, they might have hoped for more. With Birmingham City winning, they needed more.
Their manager, though, is always one to look on the bright side.
“You can't knock the boys for their effort or their desire,” he said. “We're disappointed to come away with a point but I thought we defended resolutely and I thought we might get a couple more opportunities to score.
“While you're leading like that it's just about keeping your discipline and staying strong and making sure you see the game out but I've got no complaints with the commitment and the desire. We have to keep showing that fight from now until the end of the season.
“We looked to the positives, we stopped the run of losing form and you can always build from the point.
“They've got to continue showing the desire and commitment.”
The Owls are nine points from safety, but certainly look a better side since Moore took over as manager.
“Over the four games there's been improvements,” he said. “I look at the players individually and collectively and there has been an improvement. I can see the players trying to do the right things and the point should do us a world of good.
“We led the game for long periods and there was a real commitment and desire to keep the ball out of the net.
“Towards the end of the game we had a couple of chances and put them on the back foot,.
“It's a point that stops the rot and gives us something to work from.”
Another blow for the hosts was losing Sam Hutchinson through injury, although Moore was unclear after the game how serious it was.
“I'm not sure the extent of Sam's injury but losing him at the back was a blow because of his organisation and his know-how,” he said. “He was having a solid game.
“But we had to deal with the first ball, get a solid contact on it, and we didn't so they forced the equaliser.”
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