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Mowbray delivers striker verdict

Mowbray delivers striker verdict

Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray will continue to pick striker Scott McDonald as long as he keeps scoring.

But he also maintained that he wouldn't hesitate to replace him if he is not doing the business out on the pitch.

McDonald finally got his chance at the weekend and marked it with the winner after appearing as a first-half substitute following an early injury to Justin Hoyte in the 2-1 triumph at Watford.

That followed recent clears-the-air-talks between the 29-year-old Australian international and his manager.

"The bottom line is Scott will score goals if you give him chances and yet there will be days when he doesn't play very well and he has to accept the fact that his number will go up and he has to go off or he has to sit on the bench," Mowbray told the Evening Gazette. "He has to accept that and get on with it and I'm sure he will.

"I want everybody to want Middlesbrough to win every game whether they are in the team or not in the team and Scott has showed those qualities over the last few weeks and that's why he's involved," he added. "And if he keeps scoring goals there`s a fair chance he'll get minutes on the pitch."

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Date:Wednesday October 10 2012
Time: 12:18PM

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