Sheffield Wednesday news LIVE: Everything Tony Pulis said about Keiren Westwood, Josh Windass, Dominic Iorfa, Stoke City and more

Tony Pulis goes up against one of his old teams this weekend and the one where he really made his name in management as Sheffield Wednesday take on Stoke City at Hillsborough.

Friday, 27th November 2020, 9:40 am

And ahead of that, the Owls boss is speaking to the media where we’ll get an update on the team news, including that of Keiren Westwood who came off injured on Wednesday night against Swansea City.

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Stay with us throughout the day for more updates, with Callum Paterson also speaking to the press later this afternoon.

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Sheffield Wednesday boss Tony Pulis has been speaking to the media today ahead of the Owls' clash with old club Stoke City. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Sheffield Wednesday news LIVE: Tony Pulis press conference

Last updated: Friday, 27 November, 2020, 09:57

  • Tony Pulis is speaking to the media this morning
  • The Owls take on Stoke City at Hillsborough tomorrow

I’ve always wanted to go to South Africa… You see what Mandela did there, to see the way the country is - it’s a wonderful place.

We had a good month there, and we did all sorts of things I wanted to do. We’ll go back because we couldn’t do everything because of COVID.

For a person who started with just one sub, it’s amazing…

I can’t remember in my day getting two players injured - it just never happened. Now we can change half the team, it’s extraordinary.

It tickles me at times. But you have to do things to protect players.

I’ve worked with Bo, he was at WBA with me. I wanted to know what his situation was, but he’s quite happy at WBA and we wish him all the best.

There are other options though, and we’re more focused on Stoke at the minute. We’re trying to get everyone at the football club pointed in the right direction.

They’ve got a strong enough group, if they get a fair wind, to be a top six side…

They’re a big strong side who know what they’re doing. They’ve got a good manager who has gone in and settled the boat.

The important thing is that we stick at it… We’ve played without players like Windass, Marriott and Harris - in two of those cases it was self-inflicted.

Three games were harsh for Windass, but you can’t really complain about it. 

We want to work on set plays a lot more… I thought the football we played against Swansea was good, but I think the midfielders need targets and runners to work off.

The attitude has been fantastic around the place though. But there are areas we have to improve.

It’s a good club though, it needs a lot of work to get it back to where it should be. And it’s not going to be easy.

I never met him, but I watched him on many occasions… I think he won the league title for Napoli by himself - I don’t think anybody else in the world could have done that.

He won a World Cup for Argentina, and I think some of the teams Messi has played in were better than the ones Maradona played in.

Pulis on Stoke in the PL

In the first two years, if we hadn’t have had the crowd then I don’t think we’d have stayed up… After that we built a squad that was good enough.

I’ve met with them, and they’ve really taken on board on what we’re trying to do.

It’s a wonderful club. I’m disappointed that i’ve some to such a vibrant city in a time like this with COVID.

Things ebb and flow. We didn’t think Josh was going to be missing games and then he got sent off… I was really disappointed about the prior sendings off, it’s been spoken about and hopefully that’s been dealt with.

We’ve put rules in place for that. They shouldn’t be doing stupid things that cost the football club - maybe the discipline was lacking a bit.

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