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Darren Moore delivers timeframe on Sheffield Wednesday return following COVID battle

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Sheffield Wednesday manager Darren Moore has confirmed that he will return to coaching the club on Monday following a battle with COVID.

Before the Good Friday clash with Watford kicked off at Vicarage Road last week, the Owls confirmed that their manager had tested positive for the virus.

It meant that Moore’s right hand man, former Crystal Palace defender Jamie Smith, would lead Wednesday into battle against the Hornets, and unfortunately they went down to a 1-0 defeat.

Clearly wanting to do well for Moore though, the Owls fought back on Monday in amazing circumstances, battering Cardiff City 5-0 at Hillsborough to give their survival chances a real boost.

It will be Smith who takes the reins once again this weekend as the Owls take on Queens Park Rangers in London, but it will be Moore’s influence that is guiding the team from afar.

The ex-Doncaster boss will be itching to get back to work after an isolation period, and he’s revealed the time-frame for his comeback.

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“It’s been a difficult few weeks and getting on with it as much as possible,” said Moore, per the Owls official Twitter.

“From yesterday onwards I’ve really been feeling a lot better and much more like myself.

“I can return to the training ground from Monday.”

The Verdict

Whilst they did alright without him on the touchline on Monday, it will be a big boost to see Moore back in the dugout next week.

He’s clearly done a lot to turn around Wednesday’s fortunes in such a short space of time – even if he didn’t get off to the greatest of starts with three losses in a row.

The 5-0 victory over the Bluebirds earlier this week though will be a massive confidence boost though and if they can get another win tomorrow over the Hoops, Moore will return on cloud nine with confidence running through the camp.


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