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Brave face from Mowbray

Manager Tony Mowbray was trying to find something positive after witnessing his Middlesbrough side going down to another very disappointing defeat.

Goals either side of the break from Albert Adomah and Steven Davies were enough to lift Bristol City off the bottom of the table following a 2-0 victory at Ashton Gate.

"I have to put a positive spin on our position because if we were just off the play-off places having been mid-table all season we would be happy enough," Mowbray reflected to BBC Sport. "Because we have fallen away from the top of the table since the New Year, in a similar way to last season, there is a lot of negativity and I have to turn that around."

Boro have now slipped to ninth in the table going into next weekend's home game with Birmingham City.

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Date:Saturday March 9 2013
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