Lewis Wing and Nathan Wood situations explained at Middlesbrough after Rotherham and Crewe loan spells

Neil Warnock says he’s keeping an open mind ahead of pre-season – with players set to return from loan spells away from the Riverside.

Tuesday, 11th May 2021, 6:00 am

Midfielder Lewis Wing left Boro to join Rotherham in January, and the 25-year-old has impressed at the New York Stadium.

Wing’s stunning volley against Cardiff almost kept The Millers in the Championship, before Marlon Pack’s late equaliser sent Rotherham down.

Boro also allowed 18-year-old centre-back Nathan Wood to join Crewe on loan in January and the teenager’s time with The Alex has been mixed.

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Lewis Wing playing for Rotherham.

Wood was praised by Crewe boss David Artell, who claimed the youngster has a bright future and potential leadership qualities.

The centre-back played just one of Crewe’s final four league games, though, after suffering a groin injury.

When asked about loan players returning to the club and whether they will be loaned out again, Warnock told the Mail: “That I don’t know.

“Nathan has had a bit of an injury, he played well in a couple of games and didn’t do so well in a couple of games.

“It’s what you expect for an 18-year-old, you are going to get ups and downs so I don’t know the answer to that.

“Lewis Wing will come back and train with us, they have loved him down there but you just don’t know.

“Somebody always surprises you in pre-season but you just have to have an open mind really.”

Warnock held individual conversations with all of his players after Boro’s final game of the season against Wycombe.

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