Vital Football

Latest Middlesbrough FC News

Boro take shot at cup

Boro take shot at cup

Middlesbrough are in FA Cup action this weekend when hosting League Two Aldershot Town in the fourth round of the competition.

Boro are definitely without the services of Justin Hoyte (hip), Jonathan Woodgate (calf) and Ishmael Miller (ankle ligaments), while on loan Chelsea midfielder Josh McEachran isn't allowed to feature under the current terms of his move.

Elsewhere, eleven-goal striker Scott McDonald (back) is considered doubtful but the recovering Muzzy Carayol and Curtis Main were both expected to be in U-21 action at Chelsea later tonight.

"It's not so long since we lost to Burton Albion and Shrewsbury pushed us close last season," manager Tony Mowbray told Boro's official website. "We have to make sure our team know what's coming and then it's up to the players. We play in a higher league every week and we have to try to use that extra quality we should possess and take the chances when they come.

"We have to try to get back to winning ways but it's a potential banana skin, as we saw in the last round and as Bradford showed this week against Aston Villa," he warned.

Aldershot have striker Danny Hylton available after serving a three-match ban but on loan Dani Lopez has since returned to parent club Stevenage.

Fellow forward Lionel Ainsworth could therefore earn a first start while Terrell Forbes is cup-tied having already appeared for Chesterfield.

Join The Vital Debate



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

Writer:Vital Boro
Date:Friday January 25 2013
Time: 4:48PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Middlesbrough Articles

Karanka delighted to make it

Middlesbrough head coach Aitor Karanka was left reflecting on an FA Cup quarter-final place following a 3-2 victory against Oxford United at the Riverside.

Middlesbrough 3 Oxford United 2

Substitute Cristhian Stuani scored a late winner after Middlesbrough had allowed a two-goal advantage to slip against League One opponents Oxford United in the FA Cup fifth round.

Grant Leadbitter's penalty and Rudy Gestede's spectacular finish had seen them firmly in charge at the interval, until Chris Maguire and Toni Martinez struck in quick succession during the second-half.

The visitors had wasted an immediate chance when Brad Guzan saved from Martinez with Kane Hemmings alre

Stats: Middlesbrough v Oxford United

All the stats from Middlesbrough (3) vs (2) Oxford United, Riverside, Sat 18th Feb 3.00pm Att: 28,198

Team Line-Ups: Middlesbrough v Oxford United

Team line-ups for Middlesbrough v Oxford United in the FA Cup fifth round at the Riverside.

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
Yes81%
No19%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 25 19 3 3 60 34
2 Man City 25 16 4 5 52 22
3 Spurs 25 14 8 3 50 28
4 Arsenal 25 15 5 5 50 26
5 Liverpool 25 14 7 4 49 24
6 Man Utd 25 13 9 3 48 17
7 Everton 25 11 8 6 41 13
8 WBA 25 10 7 8 37 3
9 Stoke 25 8 8 9 32 -6
10 West Ham 25 9 5 11 32 -9
11 Southampton 25 8 6 11 30 -3
12 Burnley 25 9 3 13 30 -9
13 Watford 25 8 6 11 30 -13
14 AFC Bournemouth 25 7 5 13 26 -14
15 Swansea 25 7 3 15 24 -23
16 Middlesbrough 25 4 10 11 22 -8
17 Leicester City 25 5 6 14 21 -19
18 Hull City 25 5 5 15 20 -27
19 Crystal Palace 25 5 4 16 19 -14
20 Sunderland 25 5 4 16 19 -22
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Middlesbrough  Results (view all)

Middlesbrough  Fixtures (view all)

Feb 25 2017 3:00PM : Crystal Palace (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 4 2017 3:00PM : Stoke City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 11 2017 3:00PM : Sunderland (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 19 2017 12:00PM : Manchester United (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Swansea City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 4 2017 7:45PM : Hull City (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.diggerman27
The Vital Football Members League