Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell has revealed that Darren Moore played a key role in his decision to move on loan to Hillsborough this summer amid interest from elsewhere.
Reports had emerged that Peacock-Farrell was going to be allowed to leave Burnley on loan this summer with the Clarets keen for him to get more first-team football next term.
However, Sheffield Wednesday eventually managed to win the race for his signature, with Birmingham choosing to sign Wolves keeper Matija Sarkic on loan instead.
That move has seen the Owls allow Cameron Dawson to make the move to Exeter City on a season-long loan deal.
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Speaking to Yorkshire Live, Peacock-Farrell admitted that Moore played a vital role in convincing him to make the switch to Sheffield Wednesday. While he also insisted that it was a no-brainer to move to a club the size of the Owls.
He said: “There were other options and things not going through but that’s in the past now.
“The objective was Sheffield Wednesday. It’s a huge club and one you can’t ignore regardless of the league they are in.
“This was always a front-runner for me with the gaffer’s vision and the opportunity to come and play here. It was a no-brainer.
“He was a huge factor.
He was on the phone to me early and telling me how much he wanted me to come here and be part of this vision. When you get that confidence and reassurance, it is a great feeling. It is great when you know someone wants you.”
These comments show just how important that Moore is for Sheffield Wednesday and how much of an impact he has been making in getting his squad up to scratch in the transfer market ahead of the new League One campaign.
The Northern Ireland international should prove to be an ideal addition to the squad and is exactly what they need to bolster their goalkeeping position.
Peacock-Farrell was in need of a manager to show some faith in him and he should be made a key part of Sheffield Wednesday’s strongest line-up as they aim to challenge for an immediate return to the Championship.
Having shown strong form for Leeds United in the Championship before his move to Burnley he should be able to be an excellent performer in the third tier.
It could have been very difficult for the Owls to attract players this summer given all of the issues that they have been suffering, but it seems that Moore has been able to convince quality players like Peacock-Farrell to drop down to the third tier with them for next season.