The Terriers’ goalless draw away to the Owls was met with boos from the away end on the final whistle, in contrast to the home fans’ earlier acclaim for Moore. Terriers manager Darren Moore said he understood the frustrations of the travelling fans, who have seen their team go five games without a win, four of which have come under the recently-arrived gaffer.
Neither team was able to break the deadlock as Moore returned to Hillsborough for the first time since leaving the Owls in the summer, though Moore felt his side were unlucky to have a late Kian Harratt goal ruled out for a foul on Tom Lees in the build-up.
Town are 19th in the standings after 11 games, just three points ahead of third-from-bottom Queens Park Rangers, who visit the John Smith’s Stadium in the first game back from the international break in a fortnight.
Huddersfield Town were held to a draw against Sheffield Wednesday, with Darren Moore lamenting the lack of a last ball.
On the final whistle, a small burst of booing sounded out from the away end, understandable considering Sheffield Wednesday’s position at the bottom of the league without a win this season, and Moore said, “I think it’s fair.”
“We want to win, every single game we want to win, so I share that with the supporters. We want to win, every single game that we approach we want to win. But such is football: sometimes you don’t get your own way in football, because there’s an opposition as well and they’re trying to win.
“Hopefully what the supporters have seen today, we had the better chance of the two. It’s just that final contact on the ball [that’s missing]. We’ll keep pushing and striving for that win because we’re in the game to win games and that won’t change.”
The home fans had meanwhile given Moore a rapturous reception upon his emergence to pitchside before the game, with the Owls faithful sounding their appreciation for the manager who led them to promotion back from League One via the play-offs last season.
“I’m thankful to them all for giving that warm reception, it’s really really nice, and I get the opportunity to thank them all here,” Moore added. This game is over, so we can move on, but I want to thank everyone and wish them well for the rest of the season.”