The manager has only been in control for four matches, but there have already been several noticeable changes in various aspects, including training methods and team selection.
Regarding team selection, some players have accumulated more playing time under Moore’s four-game tenure than they did during Warnock’s seven league games. This is partly due to player availability, such as Tom Lees, Yuta Nakayama, and Delano Burgzorg, who had different circumstances like injuries and late signings. On the other hand, Ben Jackson and Kyle Hudlin’s increased minutes are more influenced by Moore’s preferences.
Conversely, Moore hasn’t had the opportunity to utilize Danny Ward or David Kasumu due to their injuries. Josh Ruffels has also seen reduced playing time due to a persistent groin issue. The rise of Kyle Hudlin has come at the expense of Kian Harratt, and Ben Wiles’ arrival late in the transfer window has impacted Brahima Diarra’s chances. Rarmani Edmonds-Green has experienced the most significant decrease in playing time under Moore, having only played 18 minutes in his four games.
Lee Nicholls, Michal Helik, Matty Pearson, and Jack Rudoni have played every minute in Moore’s matches, with Yuta Nakayama not far behind. This means that Nicholls and Helik are the only two Town players to have played every minute in the Championship under both managers.
In terms of matchdays, there have been changes in pre-match warm-ups and the ends of the ground Town plays from. They now warm up in front of the Magic Rock end and shoot into that end for the second half, ensuring they warm up in front of the Cowshed Loyal fans and keep the opposition away from their supporters before the game.
In training, Moore’s sessions are reportedly more focused on tactics and less on conditioning compared to his predecessor. He opts for full-size pitches in training games, unlike the smaller pitch approach observed in pre-season training. Additionally, Moore has his players training on the pitch after competitive games, involving both the matchday squad members who didn’t play and select players who weren’t in the matchday squad.
When it comes to the media, Moore tends to hold his press conferences the day before a game, in contrast to Warnock’s habit of doing so two days before. Moore’s approach to discussing injury news is more guarded, preferring vague responses even when pressed for specific details on individual players. This is different from managers like Danny Cowley, who often refused to disclose information, and Carlos Corberan, who was more open and sometimes revealed his entire lineup. Warnock’s approach varied but leaned towards openness unless he had specific reasons to keep information confidential.