What Neil Warnock had to say about Sheffield Wednesday and Tony Pulis ahead of Middlesbrough’s trip to Hillsborough after Boro’s time off following COVID-19 scare

Neil Warnock returns to Hillsborough tomorrow night, and his Middlesbrough side will certainly be the more refreshed of the two teams as they face off against Sheffield Wednesday.

Monday, 28th December 2020, 5:00 pm

Boro won on their last trip to Sheffield as they picked up a 2-1 victory in the final game of the 2019/20 campaign, and they head into this week’s game on the back of three consecutive wins in which they’ve scored eight goals.

But Warnock, who has a mixed record at Hillsborough, knows that it’ll be a difficult game for his side, especially following the arrival of Tony Pulis at Wednesday.

Read More

Read More
Four Sheffield Wednesday that could do with a January loan away, and their contr...

Sign up to our Sheffield Wednesday newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

As quoted on the club’s official website, the Middlesbrough boss said, “Sheffield Wednesday won’t be an easy game at all with Tony in charge there now… If you don’t know it’s going to be a tough one you’re in the wrong game.

“We’ll be ready and prepared for it. We don’t want another Stoke or Preston.”

He also told the media of his team’s plan for the trip to S6, saying, “We're going down to Sheffield on Tuesday morning and having a sleep in the afternoon rather than the night before. I thought Preston was too long a day.

“The postponement does give us a breather but I'm not sure this group wants it.”

Neil Warnock thinks it'll be tough against Sheffield Wednesday. (Photo by Mark Fletcher/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Boro didn’t play on Boxing Day after a number of positive COVID-19 cases in the Rotherham United squad, meaning that they’ve had a 10-day break between their matches, while the Owls were in action on Saturday as they drew 1-1 with Blackburn Rovers.

More Owls news

Thank you for reading this article, one of dozens we publish every single day to provide you with the best, most up-to-date and most informative coverage of YOUR club. This depth of coverage costs, so to help us maintain the high-quality reporting that you are used to from the football team at The Star, please consider taking out a subscription to our new discounted sports-only package. You'll find all the details at www.thestar.co.uk/subscriptions/sports.

Your support is much appreciated.