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Mowbray discusses Premier League ambition
- Date: 20 Jan 2012
Middlesbrough manager Tony Mowbray has spoken of his determination to lead his team to the Premier League this season.
Despite losing to Burnley most recently in the Championship, those looking at betting issues note how Boro are in the promotion mix this season. They
sit 4th in the table, just five points away from the automatic promotion places.
So, with a place in the Premier League the aim, Mowbray is
looking even further ahead, saying that the performances of Norwich City and Swansea City in the top flight are extremely encouraging for the likes of
Speaking ahead of this weekend’s game at Coventry, Mowbray said: “It does give you hope, it gives you belief that
you can go up the next level and compete.”
“When you look at Norwich and the likes of Steve Morison, who was at Millwall last year,
doing extremely well there, there’s no reason why we haven’t got the players here who can also compete and do well.”
was up there a few years ago with West Brom and felt, as in so many games that year, we just lacked sticking the ball in the net in games we dominated
and played really well in.”
"Yet you have to stick the ball in the net at one end in the Premier League and try to keep it out at the
other end. The words seem cheap but it's harder to do sometimes than you think.”
For now though, Mowbray’s focus is the game at
Coventry City. His team certainly need the win to keep the pressure on the top two.
Their form is slightly worrying too, with three
Championship games without a victory. This has affected confidence slightly, so a win at bottom of the table Coventry would be extremely
Looking at the team news for Middlesbrough for this weekend’s game, Barry Robson is available again after suspension, while
Jason Steele hopes to be in contention.
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