Carlton Palmer has offered his thoughts on Darren Moore and his pull as a manager at Sheffield Wednesday.
Former Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Carlton Palmer has hailed Owls boss Darren Moore as a ‘very, very good’ manager and suggested that his coaching skills will pull players to the club.
When asked about whether or not Lewis Wing being open to a permanent deal at Hillsborough was down to Moore’s influence, Palmer told Transfer Tavern:
“Of course, I mean Darren Moore, like I’ve said to you before, I’ve got a lot of time for Darren, I think he’s a very, very good manager, he’s a very good man-manager.
“So, it’s testament to Darren, but also a testament to the team and the supporters down at Sheffield Wednesday, that gets everybody going and everybody wants to be part of a winning team.”
Sheffield Wednesday fans will be excited by these comments from Palmer as they suggest that Moore’s management skills could allow the club to sign players they would otherwise not be able to if they had a different head coach.
Take Wing as an example. The 26-year-old played 32 times in the Championship for Middlesbrough last season and decided to ditch the second tier to for Moore in League One. He offered a glimpse of what he is capable of in Wednesday’s EFL Trophy win over Newcastle’s under-23’s earlier this month, recording an incredible SofaScore rating of 9.5.
Wing created an eye-catching eight chances for his teammates in the 3-0 win, whilst also winning three tackles and making two interceptions. This shows that he was able to make an impact at both ends of the pitch, taking the ball off the opposition and then splitting open the defence with his passes to create shooting opportunities for his teammates.
This shows the level of player Moore has been able to attract to Hillsborough despite the club’s League One status, backing up Palmer’s comments.
It is down to Dejphon Chansiri and Moore to ensure that they target the right players and get the results on the pitch in the short-term. However, fans can be excited, for now, at the prospect of Wednesday being able to pick up coups in future windows thanks to Moore’s influence.