Warnock on Silvestri
Leeds United defender Stephen Warnock slammed Marco Silvestri after the goalkeeper made a costly error against Blackburn Rovers at the weekend.
Silvestri raced off his line, but failed to claim the ball and allowed Jordan Rhodes to prod into an empty net to get Blackburn back into the match after Leeds had grabbed an advantage.
It was a terrible error and Warnock was certainly not happy with the Italian after the match.
“Everyone knows he made a mistake and he knows it,” Warnock said to the Yorkshire Evening Post. “I think we’ll probably speak about it (today). It needs addressing because it’s happened a couple of times now.
“He either stays on his line and makes Coops [Liam Cooper] make a decision or, if he is coming, he comes all the way. It’s as simple as that."
Loovens: confidence high
Sheffield Wednesday's Glenn Loovens insists that confidence is high at Hillsborough despite their poor form.
The Owls have failed to win any of their last 11 games, but Loovens says that nobody within the camp is panicking.
"We have belief as players," the centre-back told the Sheffield Star. "We have got to not panic and believe it will turn.
“We should be confident."
Powell admits Huddersfield were lucky
Chris Powell has admitted that Huddersfield Town were thankful to the referee in their 0-0 draw with Sheffield Wednesday this weekend.
The Owls had a stonewall spot-kick turned down when Chris Maguire was upended in the box late on, and even Powell said that the Terriers were fortunate.
“It was a great decision by the ref," he joked to the Examiner. "Sometimes they go for you and I must admit, it went in our favour."
Clough wants strikers back
Nigel Clough believes that Sheffield United will be a stronger team when they have their strikers available for selection.
Michael Higdon and Marc McNulty have been sidelined with injury recently and were forced to miss the side's 1-1 draw with Oldham Athletic on Saturday.
Clough thinks that a return for the pair is imminent, though, and he hopes to have them back for the Blades' next fixture.
"We saw against Oldham how big a difference a striker can make, but we have two on the treatment table and we’re hoping to have them back for next Friday,” Clough said to the Sheffield Star.
“Marc has been fitted for his mask and Michael was close to joining in with training late last week, so that’s a big positive for us.”