UK time is: 14:52:53
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Patience key for midfielder

Middlesbrough's Richard Smallwood admits he must remain patient as he tries to claim himself a regular start at the Riverside.

The 21-year-old Redcar-born midfielder has already scored twice this season, including in the recent 4-1 victory at Charlton Athletic, but is still something of a periphery figure under manager Tony Mowbray.

"Ultimately, it's not down to me," Smallwood told the Northern Echo. "I can only play to the best of my ability and it's the manager's decision and you can't have any arguments with that at the moment because we're a point off the top of the league and the lads are doing pretty brilliant

"Obviously the club has proved it gives younger players a chance. I've had mine and I think I've taken it well," he continued. "I've got myself into the first team squad and I'm around it all the time and it's good to be around the squad when things are going as well as they are."

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:Tuesday November 13 2012

Time: 3:49PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Middlesbrough Articles

Karanka satisfied with point (Saturday November 22 2014)

Boro share the honours (Saturday November 22 2014)

Stats: Wigan Athletic v Middlesbrough (Saturday November 22 2014)

Winger in loan deal (Saturday November 22 2014)

Boro look to maintain progress (Friday November 21 2014)

Defender should be fit (Monday November 17 2014)

Winger extends deal (Monday November 17 2014)

Boro rediscover personality (Monday November 17 2014)

Big challenge for winger (Monday November 17 2014)

Winger extends deal (Tuesday November 11 2014)

Archived Middlesbrough Articles

List All Vital Boro Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. diggerman 254
2. Jsteve90 1

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Derby County 18 10 5 3 +18 35
2. Bournemouth 18 9 5 4 +17 32
3. Middlesbrough 18 9 5 4 +14 32
4. Ipswich 18 8 7 3 +8 31
5. Brentford 18 9 4 5 +2 31
6. Blackburn 18 8 6 4 +4 30
7. Watford 18 8 5 5 +10 29

Breaking League News

Gunter backs the manager
Reading : 24/11/2014 14:17:00
BWFC Literature
Bolton : 24/11/2014 14:00:00
RUFC - Bournemouth Tickets On Sale
Rotherham : 24/11/2014 13:16:00
Video: Brighton Highlights
Norwich : 24/11/2014 12:00:00
Norwich 3 Brighton 3 (Report)
Brighton : 24/11/2014 11:53:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Aitor Karanka is the right appointment?
Suggested By:  Vital Boro
Yes 79%
No 21%