The Owls, who are victims of relegation from the Championship, are looking to freshen up their squad ahead of the 2021/22 season in League One.

 

And manager Moore is not shy about putting his faith in youngsters, asking them to come back from the season-end break with hunger to get involved.

 

 

Moore feels that while getting their mindset right, it is also important to improve their physical attributes, which he feels will be important for their long-term future with the first-team.

 

“I’ve said before to our academy manager Steven Haslam, any young player – certainly at the Professional Development stage, Under-18s and Under-23s – should come back with a whetted appetite”, Moore said in an interview with his club’s official site.

 

 

“They should feel, if ever they’ve got a chance of stepping into that first team at Sheffield Wednesday, it’s now.

 

“I like the youth, I believe in the youth, there are a lot of good young players and it’s getting their mindset right and to add to their capabilities in terms of their physical attributes.

 

 

“It’s about merging those two things and, aided with consistency, that will give them the opportunity to play in our first team.”

 

Sheffield Wednesday will have a list of senior players leaving the club at the end of June as they prepare for life in the third tier of English football.

 

They were relegated on the final day of the season after a 3-3 draw against Derby County and Moore’s job is now to rebuild at Hillsborough.