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SWINDON WILDCATS: Moore unfazed by Sheffield's new import
SHEFFIELD might have a new import in their ranks but Swindon’s Shane Moore is not running scared just yet.
The Steeldogs brought in ex-Czech international Lubomir Korhon for the weekend and he opened his points account with an assist in Sunday’s 5-1 defeat at Bracknell.
The 33-year-old has played more than 500 games during his career in his homeland but has only featured once for Prostejov this season prior to moving to Sheffield.
“He’s got a really good pedigree, if you look at his CV he’s played in some really good leagues,” said Moore.
“What we’ve got to look at is the fact he’s only played one game this season (before Saturday), so we can look at that and say, ‘the guy’s not match-fit’.
“But any team you go against are always going to be a threat and always want to prove themselves, so we’ve got to be ready for that and bring our A game.
“Sheffield have struggled this season in comparison to last season. Last season they relied heavily on a couple of players - a goalie and a goalscorer - and I think this season they have realised they have got to come together as a team.
“I think Andre Payette (player-coach) did the right thing in making some changes and making sure people know their jobs aren’t safe, and I think they will be strong.
“We have got to go in and play our best and try and take some points away.”
Swindon were defeated 5-2 in their EPL clash with Milton Keynes on Sunday having been level at 2-2 heading into the final six minutes of the game.
However, prior to that match Wildcats had gained seven points out of a possible 10 and Moore is not getting downhearted.
He said: “We tried hard but individual errors cost us unfortunately. People make mistakes - if we didn’t make mistakes we’d be in the NHL.
“But I think we’ve got to take the positives from it and keep moving forward. We’ve got to keep our heads up and go to Sheffield ready to play.
“The last couple of weeks has been a turning point for us as we’ve played and competed in every game.
“Every game should be a winnable game for us, I think we’ve got the team to be competing in the top half of the table.
“That’s where we should be, unfortunately we’ve let ourselves down in the past but I think we’ve turned that form around.
“We can go there and take the points and these are the games we need to take points in. The teams that are behind us we need to keep behind us.”