Neil Warnock delivers verdict on Sheffield Wednesday and Derby County's survival hopes after Middlesbrough's win at the Riverside

Neil Warnock was pleased with how his Middlesbrough side regrouped in the second half against Sheffield Wednesday.

Saturday, 24th April 2021, 5:52 pm

Boro opened the scoring at the Riverside though Yannick Bolasie but were pegged back when Josh Windass scored from the penalty spot.

Second-half goals from teenager Josh Coburn and Duncan Watmore gave the Teessiders all three points, leaving Wednesday’s relegation hopes hanging by a thread.

“I thought we made a little bit hard work of it but I thought we should have been three or four up at half-time,” said Warnock after the game.

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Middlesbrough boss Neil Warnock.

“To give them the penalty gave them a lift and we just had to regroup at half-time and I thought we came out with bags of energy and dominated for large parts.

“We should have scored a few more and I was pleased.”

Wednesday are now four points from safety with two games to play but will face 21st-placed Derby on the final day of the season.

When asked about the Owls survival hopes, Warnock replied: “I’m glad it’s not decided today for them. It would be great if they can beat Forest and take it to the last game of the season.

“They have to beat Forest and I think they are capable of beating anybody on their home patch, it’s not an easy place to play and the pitch isn’t very good.

“If they beat Forest, Derby are under immense pressure so there is always something that turns up at the end of the season.

“When you look at that last fixture you couldn’t plan it any better.”

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