Former Sheffield United manager, Neil Warnock, has given his opinion on Sheffield Wednesday following their 5-0 defeat to Brentford.
Wednesday were humbled at Griffin Park, meaning they have now won just one of their last ten Championship matches. The result saw them drop to 15th in the table.
“Garry (Monk, manager) will be disappointed with some of the defending today,” Warnock told EFL on Quest.
“It is a horrible feeling as a manager, that. It is difficult. You have got to go and face the press straight after a humbling, really, and some of the goals he will be disappointed with.
“It is a horrible situation to be in. We have all been there and you have just got to carry on and try to be positive.”
Can Sheffield Wednesday just ‘carry on’ as Neil Warnock suggests?
It is a sorry situation for the Owls, who last won a league match on February 26 with a 1-0 victory over Charlton Athletic. Prior to that they had not won since January 11 when they beat Leeds United 2-0.
What they had hoped might be a push for the playoffs this season is quickly turning into a scrap to avoid relegation.
They sit neatly between the two camps, with eight points separating them from the top six and nine points from the drop zone.
Monk is under increasing pressure and what must be even more galling for the Wednesday faithful is how well their neighbours across the city are doing.
While they were being humbled by the Bees, United beat Norwich City 1-0 to move up to seventh in the Premier League.
Under Chris Wilder, the Blades have progressed at a rapid rate. Just three years ago the Owls were looking down at their rivals in League One.
Now there is a chasm between their struggles in the second tier and United’s European hopes in the top flight.