Middlesbrough 3 Sheffield Wednesday 1 LIVE: Jamie Smith reaction as Owls lose but they're not down yet

Sheffield Wednesday are on a knife edge...
Sheffield Wednesday need a result away at Middlesbrough today.Sheffield Wednesday need a result away at Middlesbrough today.
Sheffield Wednesday need a result away at Middlesbrough today.

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)

Key Events

  • 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.

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.

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.

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

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