‘Brought belief back’: Jay Rodriguez reacts to Owls appointment of Darren Moore
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‘Brought belief back’: Jay Rodriguez reacts to Owls appointment of Darren Moore

Burnley striker Jay Rodriguez has reacted on Twitter to Sheffield Wednesday’s appointment of his former West Bromwich Albion boss Darren Moore.

Moore becomes the Owls’ third manager of the campaign.

Wednesday started the season with Garry Monk in charge, but he was dismissed and replaced by Tony Pulis during the November international break.

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Pulis, however, lasted just nine games in charge of the Owls, winning once.


Neil Thompson has been in charge on an interim basis since late December, but now Wednesday have appointed Moore following a four-game losing run.

Taking to Twitter, Rodriguez praises his former West Bromwich Albion manager.

Moore’s immediate task at Wednesday is to preserve their Championship status.

The Owls have fallen seven points adrift of safety, with their upcoming clash at home to fellow strugglers Rotherham United a game with huge significance.

A defeat to the Millers would see Rotherham move four points ahead of Wednesday while having a game in hand. In the fight for survival, it is certainly a huge game.

But Moore has experience of taking over a team at the bottom. He took over West Brom who were ten points adrift in the Premier League and later won a Manager of the Month award.

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The Baggies ultimately got relegated. But Moore made an impression, and later became the club’s permanent manager before being dismissed despite sitting fourth in the Championship table.

Moore was a no-nonsense defender. But since becoming manager, he favours attacking football which may also help the Owls improve their poor record in-front of goal.

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