Clinton Morrison was spotted enjoying a warm exchange with Sheffield Wednesday boss Darren Moore last night. The Owls overturned a four-goal deficit against Peterborough to reach the League One play-off final.
Morrison spent some time playing for the Owls towards the end of his career. Last night, he was on duty for Sky Sports as Wednesday sent their fans dancing onto the streets of Penistone Road!
Goals from Michael Smith, Lee Gregory, Reece James and Liam Palmer saw the Owls come from four goals behind to take the game to extra time. Posh did regain the lead during the tie in extra time before Callum Paterson equalised once more.
In the penalty shootout, the Owls didn’t disappoint. Five successful spot-kick from Moore’s team ensured that Dan Butler’s effort that rebounded off the bar proved decisive and sent Peterborough back down the A1 shellshocked.
If Wednesday complete their promotion mission at Wembley, Moore might just get the freedom of Sheffield. To get his side to produce that level of performance after losing 4-0 on Friday is quite something.
Morrison was impressed. The man who scored 14 goals in 72 appearances for the club interrupted Moore’s press conference at the side of the pitch to enjoy a warm embrace with the gaffer.
Morrison spotted enjoying a warm exchange with Wednesday boss Moore
This will go down as one of the greatest Hillsborough nights in history. A play-off clash and one that required a miracle underneath the lights made for an emotionally charged evening.
With the dust settled and the parties sparking out around Hillsborough, Moore underwent his media duties. They took place at the side of the pitch and Morrison was keen to seek out Moore.
He gave the boss a huge hug and uttered the words, ‘You’re an inspiration to us, man’, tipping his hat to the disgusting racial abuse that Moore had been forced to withstand after Friday’s defeat.
The manager deserved praise. He’s led the Owls to 96 points this season and nobody deserves this Wembley final more than the hardworking manager.
Wednesday have one more game to go and it seems crystal clear that Morrison will be rooting for the Owls in the Wembley final.