UK time is: 13:49:10
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Boro again hit by absences

Middlesbrough are on their travels once again following a couple of successive home games when visiting Watford this weekend.

Boro didn't exactly take advantage while playing in front of their own supporters by following up three straight home victories with a defeat and a draw to Midlands rivals Leicester City and Derby County respectively.

Striker Marvin Emnes and midfielder Adam Reach each require late checks ahead of the trip as the visitors are still without a number of individuals.

The experienced Jonathan Woodgate and Merouane Zemmama are both currently hamstring victims, with the latter managing only around fifteen minutes as a substitute in midweek before himself being replaced.

Otherwise, Ishmael Miller (groin) is another absentee while fellow forward Mustapha Carayol received surgery on his knee earlier this week and is set to be out of action for anything up to four months.

The Gambian therefore follows the likes of skipper Rhys Williams (ankle) and striker Curtis Main (knee) in becoming one of the longer-term casualties.

Now adding to list is defender Stuart Parnaby for the next couple of weeks after dislocating his jaw while recently playing for the Under-21 side.

Watford are without on loan Udinese and Italian Under-21 international striker Fernando Forestieri due to a one-game suspension after being sent-off against Charlton Athletic.

However, ex-Sunderland defender Nyron Nosworthy has recovered from a hamstring problem, although former Boro loanee John Eustace (back), Geoffrey Mujangi Bia (groin), Cristian Battocchio (groin), Prince Buaben (hamstring) and Ikechi Anya (groin) remain sidelined.

"They've got a lot of foreign players who we don't know much about mixed with some more familiar names," manager Tony Mowbray told Boro's official website. "It's going to be a tough game for them and for us. We've got to be positive and try to follow up on decent away performances at Blackburn and Preston."

Join The Vital Debate




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Vital Boro Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday October 5 2012

Time: 10:41PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Middlesbrough Articles

Karanka so proud (Friday April 17 2015)

Biggest game yet - Gibson (Friday April 17 2015)

Boro face promotion showdown (Friday April 17 2015)

Boro chasing victory (Friday April 17 2015)

Fans won us game - Karanka (Wednesday April 15 2015)

Early goals boost Boro (Wednesday April 15 2015)

Karanka delighted to come through (Tuesday April 14 2015)

Archived Middlesbrough Articles

List All Vital Boro Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. diggerman 168

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Watford 44 26 7 11 +39 85
2. Bournemouth 44 24 12 8 +47 84
3. Middlesbrough 44 25 9 10 +32 84
4. Norwich 44 24 10 10 +38 82
5. Derby County 44 21 13 10 +32 76
6. Ipswich 44 21 12 11 +18 75
7. Brentford 44 21 9 14 +14 72

Breaking League News

Blackburn 3 Nottingham Forest 3 - Report
Blackburn : 19/04/2015 13:36:00
BWFC: Mix 'Em Up
Bolton : 19/04/2015 13:13:00
Charlton Triumph at The Valley.
Charlton : 19/04/2015 12:45:00
Chelsea Interested in Bettinelli
Fulham : 19/04/2015 11:03:00
Boss hopes team will use cup run to spring on
Reading : 19/04/2015 11:00:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Aitor Karanka is the right appointment?
Suggested By:  Vital Boro
Yes 76%
No 24%