'I feel for him': Middlesbrough fans highlight player's omission as Neil Warnock makes three changes against Coventry City

Neil Warnock has made three changes to his Middlesbrough side for today’s meeting with Coventry at St Andrew’s – and fans have been quick to react on social media.

Tuesday, 2nd March 2021, 6:14 pm

Boro drew 1-1 with Cardiff last time out and Warnock has recalled Djed Spence, Neeskens Kebano and Chuba Akpom to his starting XI.

Nathanial Mendez-Laing, Duncan Watore and Britt Assombalonga have all dropped to the bench while Yannick Bolasie has returned to the matchday squad following a hamstring injury.

Marvin Johnson has also been left out of the starting XI, which some supporters feel is harsh.

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Here are some of the reactions from social media:

@j_weatherhead7: Bolasie back in the squad you absolutely love to see it

@TimTomTam8: I feel for Johnson at this point

@cbstar82: First time Spence started a game in a while! Did well when came on Saturday and also Akpom! Great see Bolansie on the bench!

Middlesbrough winger Marvin Johnson.
Middlesbrough winger Marvin Johnson.

@Kane_Linklater: What does Johnson have to do!!!

@RobSc0tt: Pretty happy with that. Johnson probably deserved a start, but who do you leave out for him? Great to see Yannick back involved. Expecting a performance and result tonight. UTB

@Simmo649: That is close to the team we should play whenever possible. Personally I'd swap Bolasie for Akpom when fit and maybe alternate Watmore in instead of Tav or Kebano where rest is needed.

@shanea6: Johnson, one of our better players! Composed, has technical ability, gets good crosses in.

@JezBathNBeyond: This side was born to attack. Spence on the wing means we're going for it. Let's go boys. Big win needed to blow away our disappointing form.

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