Rotherham United manager Paul Warne has claimed that Sheffield Wednesday boss Garry Monk doesn’t yet know his best XI, which has drawn an interesting reaction from many Owls fans.
The two Yorkshire clubs meet at the New York Stadium tomorrow with both in poor form of late.
The Millers haven’t won since they beat fellow Championship new boys Wycombe on the opening weekend, while Wednesday have suffered back-to-back defeats in the last week.
Speaking to Yorkshire Live ahead of tomorrow’s game, Warne offered his thoughts on Monk and the Owls squad.
He said: “They have let a few players go who have been their a few years so I presume there is a bit of a culture change. I don’t know; I’m not inside the building but just guessing looking at the players who have left and have come in.
“Are they are a better or weaker team? I can’t judge on that. I didn’t watch a lot of them last year but they have started quite well. They have been really good away from home. They have probably had their better results away from home.
“Not dissimilar to me really; I’m not being disrespectful I hope but Garry [Monk] probably doesn’t know his best eleven yet and I think that is the same with a lot of the managers at the moment.
“We have all tinkered with different systems. Against Luton, they changed their system a couple of times during the game. It is quite hard to analyse them and show the lads what they can and can’t do.
“I don’t know what system they are going to play so it is a difficult one for us to analyse.”
Wednesday have struggled with injury issues in the early part of the current campaign, particularly defensively with the likes of Dom Iorfa, Tom Lees, and Chey Dunkley all sidelined at points.
The Hillsborough outfit started the season with a 12-point deduction meaning that despite earning eight points already this term, they’re still rock bottom in the Championship.
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The Millers boss’ comments ahead of tomorrow’s clash appear to have caught the attention of the Wednesday faithful, with many fans taking to Twitter to voice their thoughts.
Read their reaction here:
He’s not wrong is he. Monk still hasn’t a clue what his best 11 is.
— Paul (@LifeIsPeachy82) October 27, 2020
I thought Monk was getting rid of players who kept getting injured or couldn’t play a lot of games. We have bought injured players and players recovering from big injuries and we don’t know if their performances will be as good as before them.
— Splayedflange (@TootallOwl) October 27, 2020
I think he/we do know our best eleven it’s just we are not able to put them all on the pitch together yet
— james (@jimmybjb) October 27, 2020
Yes, it really is that obvious.
I bet every team in the league is licking their lips at the prospect of playing us atm.
— Spiderbones (@ddaardvark) October 27, 2020
Tbf the injuries to key players so early haven’t helped the situation.
— Tickedy Boo (@Dango1867) October 27, 2020
2 must wins gets anymore than 10 a drift forget it
— Richard Mangham (@teddyatswfc) October 27, 2020
If you could let him know Reach isn’t in that 11 so please drop him. Ta.
— Harriet Glaves (@harrietglaves1) October 27, 2020
— Daniel Sanders (@DanPeterSanders) October 27, 2020