Ten days prior, Liam Moore took on one of his captain’s responsibilities by doing post-match media duties after a gut-wrenching defeat at Wycombe. In an amazing season to date, it felt like a low ebb.
But this team has character. We’ve seen it all season. When we get knocked down, we get back up and keep fighting. Since that day, we’ve picked up three wins, nine points – all without conceding a goal.
“It’s nice to do one of these interviews after a win!” said Moore. “As captain, sometimes you have to step up when you lose, when everyone else is down and doesn’t much want to talk.
“But to bounce back with three wins, and three clean sheets… I’m very pleased.
“People are ready to step up into the squad too. I had a spell out of the team with injury – now Morro is out with injury unfortunately, but it shows the strength in depth that we’ve got.
“The boys that hadn’t been in the team much have been training hard, they know what’s required of them in the structure, and they’ve come in seamlessly to help us keep three clean sheets.
“Since I’ve come back in from my injury I’ve felt good – to come back and get three clean sheets from four, only concede one… it’s a good return.
I” understand what the manager means about grinding out the next few. Everyone’s got something to play for – we’re at the business end of the season now, and it’s all about the points. We’d love to put in a performance every game, every week… that won’t always be the way. It’s about putting points on the board and looking ahead.”
Three different goalscorers against Wednesday, too. Michael Olise opened the scoring from the spot with a well-taken penalty, Lucas João getting back on the scoresheet, and Andy Yiadom’s goalscoring return, too!
“It was a really well-taken penalty – a big responsibility at a young age, and he hit it super clean,” Moore continued. “He’s technically good enough to do that.
“Lucas is back on the scoresheet, which is good for him – and then Yids at the end… interesting! We’ve not seen that much of him, but he got in their box and it was a great finish. I’m really pleased for him.”