'Our most creative player': Middlesbrough fans react as Neil Warnock makes one change for Barnsley clash
Neil Warnock has made one change to his Middlesbrough side for today’s game at Barnsley – and Boro fans have been quick to react on social media.
The Teessiders drew 1-1 with Watford last time out and have recalled Chuba Akpom to their starting XI.
Sam Morsy is the player to drop out after suffering an injury against the Hornets, while Nathaniel Mendez-Laing hasn’t been included in the squad.
Britt Assombalonga has returned to the bench after four games out of the matchday squad, with Warnock only naming six substitutes, including Yannick Bolasie.
Here’s how some Boro fans reacted to the team news.
@tom_mcgarry17: Where is the bench?
@smoggyontour86: No Mendez, Bolasie on bench. Spence starting. Britt and Fletcher in the squad.
@RobSc0tt: It makes sense to go with the majority who are going to be here next season. Five of the six on the bench are leaving as it stands.
@tonywaters: If he's accepted that play-offs are now out of reach and he's looking at individuals/partnerships in advance of contract renewals & the summer transfer window, then it makes absolute sense to me.
@Hutchy_6: Spence on the wing > Spence at Full back
@wanaldinho: There are a couple of wows in there wow 6 on the bench. Wow Bolasie on the bench, our most creative/ imagination player and also Britt on the bench wow
@Instantclass69: Seasons done with now anyway.
@jess_dalts: We haven’t even kicked a ball yet and already certain players are getting pelters
@MatthewBye13: An actual striker?! hope we can sneak a draw today