LiveMiddlesbrough 3 Sheffield Wednesday 1 LIVE: Jamie Smith reaction as Owls lose but they're not down yet
Sheffield Wednesday are on a knife edge...
The Owls take on Neil Warnock’s Middlesbrough this afternoon in a game that could potentially relegate them to League One if things go against them.
We’ll have Chris Holt on the blog and our man Joe Crann out at the Riverside to bring you all the updates throughout the course of what could be a hugely pivotal day for Sheffield Wednesday Football Club.
Stay with us – before, during and after – to see how it all unfolds.
Middlesbrough v Sheffield Wednesday LIVE: Owls lose but hope remains (somehow)
Last updated: Saturday, 24 April, 2021, 17:37
- Wednesday won last time out against Blackburn Rovers
- A defeat, and a win for Derby, would send them down
- The Owls will be without Darren Moore once again
Work to do on the training ground
It will be nice not to have the game midweek to have a full week’s preparation.
On Andre Green
In patches he was very good. You see his strengths from the penalty, that’s what we want to do. He showed his quality from the penalty.He showed in training he was ready, its just bringing those qualities to the table.
On Tom Lees
Potentially (out for the season). I don’t know for definite. He’s been to hospital and had an x-ray. There’s no fracture or break. But the extent, I’m not sure. I don’t think it affected us in a negative way. We were positive on the front foot.
Conceding from set-plays
Generally we’ve been good, well organised, today for some reason it wasn’t like that.
James Smith on today’s performance
Obviously disappointed with the result. Disappointed with the goals conceded. lack of concentration cost us.
Reaction coming up
You’ll hear from Jamie Smith and Warnock here shortly
All over - Boro 3 Owls 1
They were rubbish, but thanks to other teams being just as bad, Wednesday are still not down. Boro didn’t have to play well to get this win, the goals given away easily and the Owls are going to have to up their game again for the next one against Forest.
Birmingham have beaten Derby
Owls live to fight another day
Five minutes to go
Wednesday certainly don’t look like scoring but they’ll not go down today at least (at this stage). They’ve got Lukas Jutkiewicz to thank for that. Someone send him a beer or two
Watmore bundles in. Another rubbish goal. McNair corner is headed back down and Watmore gets there first to make it 3-1
Birmingham have gone 2-1 up against Derby
Borner error again
The defender gave away a needless corner and from there Coburn headed in, jumping higher than Urhoghide and it went in off the post. Wednesday have gifted the goals today
The substitute Coburn heads past Westwood
Rhodes coming on
The striker replaces Paterson who hasn’t been great today. Time for heroes.