‘We’ve taken pictures’ – Neil Warnock’s rant as Stoke City up to fifth


Neil Warnock says he has taken photographs of the away changing room at Stoke City after seeing red through the course of an afternoon in the Potteries.

Warnock’s Middlesbrough side were beaten 1-0 courtesy of a header from Nathan Collins.

He launched into a post-match rant about the temporary facilities, even if he insisted that was not an excuse for the defeat.

He said: “You can’t blame it. I haven’t said anything to the players because I’m not about making excuses for the result.

“You just shouldn’t be made to change in a place like that. My dressing room was another portacabin 20 yards further down the road, water all over the floor and bloody freezing.

“We’ve taken pictures. It’s out of order. I know there’s a pandemic, but when you look at the facilities we give teams at Middlesbrough, I’m sure Stoke City from the Premier League can be better than that.”

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Updates on Stoke’s walking wounded

Sam Clucas is in an air-boot as  Stoke City’s  injury list was done no favours by Middlesbrough.

Clucas was caught by a bad foul by Middlesbrough midfielder Sam Morsy in the opening minutes of Stoke’s 1-0 win at the bet365 Stadium.

Danny Batth and Nick Powell were also injured by naughty challenges yet Neil Warnock still gave referee Jeremy Simpson both barrels, having to be separated from the officials by stewards at full-time.

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Player ratings as Stoke move into play-off zone

Stoke are in fifth, the highest they have been since relegation to the Championship in 2018.

We have dished out the player ratings from the latest win, with special praise for 20-year-old goalkeeper Joe Bursik.

“Good flash save after deflection, collected everything that needed collecting, kicked everything that needed walloping.”

You can read the full ratings here.





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