Vital Football

Latest Middlesbrough FC News

Defender expects immediate response

Defender expects immediate response

Sidelined defender George Friend has backed Middlesbrough to respond positively from a rare defeat last time out.

Boro suffered a first loss in ten games at Cardiff City at the weekend but the 25-year-old summer arrival from Doncaster Rovers was expecting his colleagues to swiftly bounce back.

"We are still well placed after that and are upbeat after losing so narrowly in a game when we all think we probably should have won," Friend told the Evening Gazette. "Now we all know we have to bounce back quickly and get back into our stride.

"We won`t be complacent though," he warned. "In fact, having lost at Cardiff we will be more focused and more determined to win."

Friend won't be involved in the game having being ruled out for between 4-6 weeks with a hamstring injury suffered in South Wales.

Join The Vital Debate



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

Writer:Vital Boro
Date:Wednesday November 21 2012
Time: 2:05PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Middlesbrough Articles

Scudamore Explains Premier League 2 Thinking

Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore has been speaking about the introduction of Premier League 2 for the 2016/17 season.

EFL Cup Confirmation Today & Group Stage Draw

The revamped Football League Trophy - the EFL Cup - will kick into life later today...

Karanka pleased with progress

Head coach Aitor Karanka was more concerned about performance than result as Middlesbrough overcame Al-Ahli by a couple of goals in the final game of their Marbella trip.

Boro finish with victory

Middlesbrough triumphed 2-0 against Saudi Arabian champions Al-Ahli in the final game of their Marbella trip.

Archived Vital Boro Articles

Vital Boro articles from

Site Journalists

Maccarone
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Aitor Karanka is the right appointment?
Suggested By: Vital Boro
Yes82%
No18%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 AFC Bournemouth 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Arsenal 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Burnley 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Chelsea 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Crystal Palace 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Everton 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Hull City 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Leicester City 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Liverpool 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Man City 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Man Utd 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Middlesbrough 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Southampton 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Stoke 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Sunderland 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Swansea 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Spurs 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Watford 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 WBA 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 West Ham 0 0 0 0 0 0
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Middlesbrough  Results (view all)

Middlesbrough  Fixtures (view all)