Sheffield Wednesday interim manager Neil Thompson hails his team after their 2-1 triumph over Middlesbrough less than 24 hours after Tony Pulis was sacked.
was sacked on Monday night after just 45 days in charge and
was appointed as the caretaker manager and had little time to prepare for the match but he was delighted after he saw his side’s performance.
First-half goals from
gave the Owls the lead before
applied some sustained pressure in the second half.
Thompson said: “
I spoke to the chairman last night and he told me to prepare the team for today
“You learn to expect the unexpected. Football never surprises me and you always have to be ready for anything.
“To come away against a good team with a result is really encouraging. We just wanted to be positive and the lads did as we asked.
“In the first half we caused a lot of problems. In the second half, we were on the back foot. We put bodies on the line though and we managed to hang on.
“We’ve done the best we can and came away with three points. I’ve had a really good reaction from the team and I’m delighted.
“The fighting spirit has never been the question. They’re a good group who work their socks off.
“It was my first time managing in 18 years. You’ve just got to trust in what you do.”