New Sheffield Wednesday boss Darren Moore has admitted that Celtic’s deal to sign Liam Shaw has been agreed for a while now, before the former West Brom and Doncaster manager joined the club whilst relaying Shaw’s commitment to the Wednesday fans who may not feel he should play his part this season now.
As quoted by ExaminerLive speaking in his virtual press conference, Moore was the man to bring Celtic youngster Scott Robertson to Doncaster Rovers at his last job before departing a few weeks ago for the struggling English Championship side. He admitted that this isn’t a new situation and has been on-going and agreed for a while now.
“I knew about the situation when I arrived at the football club. It’s something that happened before and was agreed before I joined the club. It was out of my control and something out of my remit.
“What I want to echo is that Liam is 100 per cent with this football club and he still has a part to play in this team for the remainder of the season.. What’s gone on has gone on. We need to focus on the here and now.
“He’s really committed to the club and you’ve seen that commitment in the couple of games he has played. I don’t think it has affected him in anyway.”
The deal to sign Liam Shaw on a pre-contract from his boyhood club was finally announced during the week and it wasn’t received well by some Wednesday fans.
Many felt that Shaw would have stayed due to his allegiances with the club but the 19-year old expressed that joining the Hoops would be too big of an opportunity to turn down.
He now has six months of football left and will be looking to try and help the club steer themselves to safety and out of the relegation zone to secure another season of Championship football.