Darren Moore aired his frustrations at the size of Sheffield Wednesday’s Middlewood Road training complex when he spoke to YorkshireLive.
There is a lot of pressure on Moore’s shoulders to deliver promotion at the first time of asking this season after the Owls oversaw an impressive summer transfer window. It feels like the scrutiny over Moore’s place in the Hillsborough dugout will be unrelenting all the while Wednesday sit outside the division’s top six.
The Owls have built a ten game unbeaten run which has pushed them up to eighth, just two points off of the play-off places.
Moore expressed his frustrations with the size of the club’s training ground this morning.
He said: “There is a shortage of space at the training ground. I’m sure in time the chairman and I will talk and address that issue but, at the moment, in terms of having that initial conversation with the chairman, I’ve not had that with him.
“Have we got a training base? Yes we have. Looking at it, can it be improved? Anyone will say that their training base can be improved.”
In a season of transition on the pitch in terms of the personnel on it and the division they are playing in, Moore needs the space to spread his wings and create the environment he wants to around the club.
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Moore is not the first manager and probably will not be the last to be left wanting more support from owner Dejphon Chansiri. Moore knew what he was getting into when he left Doncaster Rovers in a League One promotion race for Wednesday in the midst of a Championship relegation battle last season.
The Owls take the trip to Devon this evening to face league leaders Plymouth Argyle in a FA Cup first round replay before they take on Accrington Stanley at the weekend. Wednesday would have been disappointed to be held to a 1-1 draw at home to Gillingham on Saturday and will be hoping to put that failure to the back of supporters’ minds with a successful week on their travels.