Sheffield Wednesday manager Darren Moore has taken three positives from the deflating 2-1 defeat to Rotherham United in his first game in charge since becoming manager.
Moore was appointed new Owls manager after leaving Doncaster Rovers.
The former West Bromwich Albion man had just two days with the squad before the Owls took on Rotherham United in a crucial clash at the bottom of the Championship.
The Millers ultimately came out on top, scoring in the dying seconds through Freddie Ladapo’s 25-yard strike despite being down to ten men and under the cosh.
Speaking to the Owls’ official Youtube channel post-match, Moore says he saw hard-working and determined players proud to play for Sheffield Wednesday.
“Tonight I saw a performance. I saw players working hard. I saw players proud to be playing here tonight. I think you’ve seen the chances and the control. On another day, we would get more goals that we deserved. It’s important we keep our focus and the belief to keep working to turn things around,” Moore explained.
Wednesday certainly had enough chances to add to their single goal against Rotherham.
But in a similar tale to previous games this season, there was a lack of prolificacy in the final third and the failure to sign a quality goal scorer last summer continues to haunt Wednesday.
Moore tried to be brave and attacking. Jordan Rhodes and Jack Marriott were both thrown on late on in search of a winner, but that second goal ultimately deserted the Owls.
Former Baggies defender Moore has a huge job on his hands to keep Wednesday up.
The defeat to Rotherham leaves the Owls seven points adrift of safety, while their next two games against promotion-chasing Reading and Norwich City will test their resolve.