Darren Moore has said that everyone associated with Sheffield Wednesday must come together if they’re to challenge for promotion next season.
The Owls are putting plans in place ahead of the new campaign in which they’ll be competing in the third tier of English football, League One.
The Yorkshire side will be seen as prime contenders to secure an immediate return back to the Championship, but according to the club’s boss, the focus for everyone has to be on pulling in the same direction as they look forward to a new dawn at Hillsborough.
Speaking to the club’s official website, Moore said: “We have to come together as one, we have to.
“Coming together as one will see us progress together and that’s my message. I’m saying that as the manager. We’re really looking forward to seeing them all but it’s really important we come together as one.
“Let’s all come together as players, staff, supporters, everyone connected to the club and move this thing together.
“Our mentality and mindset are to only look forward now.”
Moore continued: “We’re looking forward to the players coming back and getting things in place where we’re engaging us as a football club back into the community and the community back into the football club.
“To build those close relationships is really important. The importance of a football club on its community is massive, it’s huge and something I believe in – same when I was a player.
“I certainly believe as a manager, a group of players, a football team, we have to connect with the city of Sheffield and we’ll be doing just that.”
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Darren Moore is absolutely right in this assessment of what’s to come.
Sheffield Wednesday have been a fractured club for far too long and that can’t continue if they’re going to kick on and begin to start moving in the right direction once again.
League One is a difficult league and so securing promotion certainly isn’t guaranteed. That’s why it’s crucial that the Owls are organised from top to bottom as otherwise it could be another long, hard campaign for the club.
Supporters deserve better and they’ll be praying that next term will be a big improvement.