Sheffield United: Live updates from Slavisa Jokanovic's pre-Middlesbrough press conference

Slavisa Jokanovic faced the media this afternoon to preview Sheffield United’s trip to Middlesbrough tomorrow evening.

Monday, 27th September 2021, 1:00 pm
Updated Monday, 27th September 2021, 2:33 pm
Slavisa Jokanovic, manager of Sheffield United: Simon Bellis / Sportimage

The Blades travel to the Riverside on the back of Saturday’s late victory over Derby County, courtesy of Billy Sharp’s penalty, while Boro lost 1-0 at Reading.

Boro boss Neil Warnock praised Jokanovic in his own pre-match press conference, saying: “I’ve always liked him.

“I call him Slav, me, because I can’t say his name. But he’s a good lad and I enjoy conversations with him after a game.

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“I’ve got a lot of time for him; he’s a very, very good manager. I thought he was an ideal appointment and I knew he’d turn it around.”

Here’s what Jokanovic and Ben Davies had to say ahead of the trip to Boro...

Boro v Blades LIVE

Last updated: Tuesday, 28 September, 2021, 22:21

added on for the Blades to find a way back into this, but it doesn’t look likely in all honesty... Boro will look to run down the clock from here and it’ll be job done for them if they do so

and sees his shot blocked behind for a corner, which the referee gives belatedly

once again as McGoldrick’s shot looks bound for the bottom corner, but the defender gets there and clears it

Stunning save from Lumley

as he gets up to push McGoldrick’s well-struck volley over the bar - it looked to be on target as he let fly from long range but the Boro ‘keeper was equal to it

sees Ndiaye go off for Hourihane, 77th minute

after sliding through Billy Sharp in an attempt to get the ball, probably the defender’s first misstep of the game and the resulting corner is punched away by Lumley

after a bit of handbags with Baldock, he goes for a second bite and throws his head at the Blades right-back for no apparent reason and is booked

sees Enda Stevens replaced by Rhys Norrington-Davies

as he comes sliding in on McGoldrick and catches player rather than ball, the Blades man is up and moving OK but the former Miller won’t escape a yellow card - as Fleck sees the same fate for a challenge on Watmore

as Sporar is set clear, the pass isn’t great to he’s sent wide but he looks to curl one and Olsen parries it stongly to safety, the follow-up is drilled low and saved more comfortably by the Swede

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