'Relegate Sheffield Wednesday then play the kids': Middlesbrough fans react to Neil Warnock’s selection call

Neil Warnock has named an unchanged side for Middlesbrough’s meeting with Sheffield Wednesday at the Riverside – and fans have been quick to react on social media.

Saturday, 24th April 2021, 2:19 pm

Defender Grant Hall has been passed fit despite suffering a head injury last time out, while Djed Spence has returned to the bench.

Midfielder Connor Malley was awarded Sky Sports’ man of the match award against Rotherham after coming off the bench but has been left out of the starting XI.

Wednesday could be relegated if they lose at the Riverside and other results go against them.

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Here’s how some Boro fans reacted on social media.

@Strickland__Ben: My thoughts this morning. Nothing to play for, great chance to give the young lads some game time, man of the match performance from Malley midweek.

@jackallisonnn: I know it’s because he wants to beat Sheffield Wednesday as a blades fan but it’s harsh for Warnock not to play Malley after the other night

@benoliver000: Why not start Malley?

Middlesbrough boss Neil Warnock.

@8252Hazel: Same as before, hope we see some more of Malley. I don't mind easing the young lads in, providing they get enough minutes to make an impression

@RiversideObser1: Neil Warnock has picked one of the strongest sides possible as he looks to get the better of his arch-rivals Sheffield Wednesday.

@waddoboro: Malley will deffo get another run out this afternoon - it’s a longer term plan. We might see one of the others come on late on too.

@Jon14183558: Warnock wants to relegate Wednesday then play the kids

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