MX23RW : Monday, June 14 23:53:49| >> :600:544200:544200:
Oct 3, 2020 at 3pm UK at Riverside Stadium
Howson (45+2'), Akpom (48')
Tavernier (9'), Morsy (27'), Howson (52'), McNair (61'), Saville (68'), Bettinelli (90+2')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Woodrow (89' pen.)
Styles (49'), Simoes (90+3')

Neil Warnock fears an injury "catastrophe" due to international schedule

Neil Warnock fears an injury
© Reuters
The Boro pair face a gruelling international break.

Middlesbrough boss Neil Warnock has warned of an impending injury "catastrophe" as a result of the forthcoming international schedule.

Boro duo Paddy McNair and George Saville will meet up with the Northern Ireland squad after Saturday's Sky Bet Championship clash with Barnsley with a Euro 2020 play-off semi-final against Bosnia and Herzegovina and Nations League clashes with Austria and Norway ahead of them.

Warnock is concerned at the gruelling schedule they and their international colleagues will face as UEFA attempts to accommodate a fixture programme which has been complicated by the coronavirus pandemic.

He said: "You look at our Northern Irish lads and they go away at the weekend and meet up, then they travel to Bosnia on the Thursday and play on a Thursday night; they come home and play on a Sunday against Austria, I think it is, in Ireland and they travel to Norway to play on a Wednesday night.

"They get back to Belfast at 2.15am on Thursday morning. Goodness knows what time they get to a hotel and get to bed, probably 4am? And then they're going to come back and play Reading on Saturday.

"There are going to be some problems in the next few months for us. We're all going to have to have a look a how we can help players out, otherwise it's going to be a catastrophe with injuries."

Northern Ireland play Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo on Thursday, October 8 – the winners will meet either Slovakia or the Republic of Ireland in next month's final – before they welcome the Austrians to Windsor Park three days later and then head for Oslo.

ID:416881: cacheID:416881:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:restore:2762:
Restore Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Coventry City manager Mark Robins pictured on January 14, 2020
Read Next:
Mark Robins: 'We should have scored against Barnsley'

rhs 2.0
Euro 2020 fixtures
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Thursday, June 17, 2021
Friday, June 18, 2021
Todays Game Header Right
CManchester CityMan City38275683325186
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd382111673442974
5Leicester CityLeicester382061268501866
6West Ham UnitedWest Ham381981162471565
7Tottenham HotspurSpurs381881268452362
9Leeds UnitedLeeds38185156254859
11Aston Villa38167155546955
12Newcastle UnitedNewcastle38129174662-1645
13Wolverhampton WanderersWolves38129173652-1645
14Crystal Palace38128184166-2544
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton38914154046-641
RWest Bromwich AlbionWest Brom38511223576-4126
RSheffield UnitedSheff Utd3872292063-4323

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!