Middlesbrough - Boro chase winning return
UK time is: 06:33:48
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Boro chase winning return

Middlesbrough are still looking for their first league points since the turn of the year as they host Barnsley at the Riverside this weekend.

Manager Tony Mowbray must make a late decision on former England defender Jonathan Woodgate (calf), while strikers Ishmael Miller (ankle ligaments) and Scott McDonald (back) are still ruled out.

However, fellow forwards Muzzy Carayol and Curtis Main are both in contention having recently returned to action following knee trouble.

"Muzzy is a huge positive for us and the fans will be excited by him," Mowbray told Boro's official website. "He brings what we missed last year, a bit of thrust from the middle to the front, which is why he was brought in.

"I hope, without putting a huge burden on him, that he brings a different ingredient to the team that will really help in the remainder of the season," he added. "He can add a dimension that we haven't got and we're looking forward to having him back and making an impact."

Barnsley boss David Flitcroft will decide whether to hand latest signing Jason Scotland his first start after scoring from the bench in both of his first two appearances for the club.

Otherwise, defender Jim McNulty (hamstring) is doubtful and midfielder Stephen Dawson has ankle ligament damage.

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 February 8 2013

Time: 4:37PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Middlesbrough Articles

Boro confirm winger deal (Tuesday September 1 2015)

Winger flies in for Boro talks (Tuesday September 1 2015)

Karanka proud in victory (Saturday August 29 2015)

Boro surge to victory (Saturday August 29 2015)

Boro bid for turn around (Friday August 28 2015)

Boro in defensive exchange (Friday August 28 2015)

Karanka wants big finish (Friday August 28 2015)

Boss confident over winger (Friday August 28 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 36

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
3. Ipswich 5 3 1 1 3 10
4. Q.P.R. 5 3 1 1 2 10
5. Cardiff 5 2 3 0 3 9
6. Middlesbrough 5 2 2 1 4 8
7. Birmingham 4 2 2 0 3 8
8. Charlton 5 2 2 1 2 8
9. Burnley 5 2 2 1 0 8

Middlesbrough  Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Forest Also Confirm Mendes
Forest : 04/09/2015 19:37:01
Oliveira Completes Loan Move
Forest : 04/09/2015 19:31:00
Weymans Joins Cardiff
Cardiff : 04/09/2015 19:15:00
Marney Makes Goal Scoring Return
Burnley : 04/09/2015 19:09:00
LUFC Wood - Always Nice Scoring Goals
Leeds Utd : 04/09/2015 19:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Aitor Karanka is the right appointment?
Suggested By:  Vital Boro
Yes 77%
No 23%