Darren Moore puts Sheffield Wednesday defeat down to small margins but will not accept relegation

Darren Moore was left to rue the "small margins" which saw his Sheffield Wednesday take nothing from a good performance against Swansea City.

Certainly at 0-0, the Owls were the better side but when Tom Lees was caught overplaying and Jamal Lowe put the visitors in front, there seemed to be no way back.

It is 22 games since Wednesday have gone behind and won a match.

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“Small margins really were the tell-tale factor,” reflected Moore at full-time.

FRUSTRATION: Sheffield Wednesday manager Darren MooreFRUSTRATION: Sheffield Wednesday manager Darren Moore
FRUSTRATION: Sheffield Wednesday manager Darren Moore

"Once they got the goal they seemed to get control of the game and dominate possession. It was always going to be a tough task from there.

"We huffed and puffed and tried numerous things but couldn't get the final contact.

"The game got away from us when they got the second goal and it was a mountain to climb from there. We went all the way to the end and it';s a game where we'll look back on the small margins as being the most telling ones.

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"There was some real good stuff and signs that we went toe to toe with them and matched them in terms of quality. What we have to do is sustain it and that's been the thing, really.

"To a man I've no complaint wit the players, they showed commitment, endeavour, workrate and a togetherness and we have to continue that way.

“The first goal was always important and we're certainly disappointed with it because from our point of view it was avoidable. When they get into that position they do make it count.”

Jay Fulton added a goal in the second half to complete a 2-0 away win

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Seven points adrift of safety with only five matches to play, the Owls looked doomed but Moore is refusing to throw the towel in.

“We've got to try and build on those times we went toe to toe with a very good team in this division,” he said. “Can we apply ourselves again on Saturday?

“It's not in our make-up to feel sorry for ourselves, we've just got to move on.

“They've got to continue going. We move onto Saturday now. What's gone on has gone on.

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“There were moments in the game where I thought we could have seized opportunities but we didn't. We don't get to harbour on that because we've got another game in four days.

“The numbers are still there and whilever the numbers are still there we'll be looking to the points on Saturday in another home game. I won't get distracted thinking about anything but that.”

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