Vital Football

Latest Middlesbrough FC News

Boro must fire against Forest

Boro must fire against Forest

Middlesbrough once again search for their third win since the turn of the year as Nottingham Forest visit the Riverside this evening.

Boro are definitely without midfielder Grant Leadbitter as he begins a two-match suspension for collecting his tenth caution of the season at the weekend.

On loan striker Ishmael Miller isn't eligible either under the terms of the arrangement with tonight's visitors and fellow forward Lukas Jutkiewicz is currently struggling with a knee injury.

Meanwhile, Moroccan midfielder Merouane Zemmama also suffered an ankle problem last time out and Dutchman Marvin Emnes (hamstring) continues to be monitored.

However, Kieron Dyer should be available to return but George Friend (hamstring), Julio Arca (toe) and Emmanuel Ledesman (ankle) appear unlikely to play again this season.

"If I was a Boro fan I would be wondering what's going on but believe me, we're leaving no stone unturned," manager Tony Mowbray told Boro's official website. "We're all searching and working very hard and looking for the answers. Being a Boro fan since the age of six I've seen the highs and lows.

"If you're a Boro fan you support the team and if you can afford to you come and watch them," he continued. "For me, you support your hometown club. You support the team your father took you to watch through thick and thin."

The visitors are lacking striker Darius Henderson through suspension after his dismissal during their weekend defeat at Cardiff City.

That could prompt a return to the side for ex-West Bromwich Albion marksman Simon Cox while Stephen McLaughlin (ankle) remains on the sidelines.

Join The Vital Debate

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



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

Writer:Vital Boro
Date:Tuesday April 16 2013
Time: 3:04PM

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Dan Blackwell Retires

Login to post a comment

Recent Middlesbrough Articles

Middlesbrough - Football League Dates 2016/17

The Football League, or the brainless EFL rebrand, have today released the key dates for the coming 2016/17 season.

Video: Ipswich Town (H)

Middlesbrough find themselves second in the table following their scoreless draw with Ipswich Town at the Riverside.

Karanka remains positive

Head coach Aitor Karanka says Middlesbrough must remain positive following the disappointment of a 0-0 home draw with Ipswich Town.

6 Points For Middlesbrough To Play For (24/4/16)

Middlesbrough have only 6 points left to play for in this year's battle for Championship promotion.

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
Yes79%
No21%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Burnley 44 24 15 5 87 33
2 Middlesbrough 44 26 9 9 87 32
3 Brighton 44 24 15 5 87 30
4 Hull City 44 23 11 10 80 31
5 Derby County 44 21 14 9 77 24
6 Sheff Wed 44 18 17 9 71 19
7 Cardiff 44 17 16 11 67 8
8 Ipswich 44 16 15 13 63 0
9 Birmingham 44 16 13 15 61 4
10 Brentford 44 17 8 19 59 -2
11 Preston 44 14 16 14 58 -1
12 Leeds Utd 44 14 16 14 58 -7
13 Q.P.R. 44 13 18 13 57 0
14 Wolves 44 13 15 16 54 -6
15 Reading 44 13 13 18 52 -4
16 Huddersfield 44 13 12 19 51 -3
17 Forest 44 12 15 17 51 -5
18 Blackburn 44 11 16 17 49 -3
19 Rotherham 44 13 10 21 49 -13
20 Bristol City 44 12 13 19 49 -20
21 Fulham 44 11 15 18 48 -11
R MK Dons 44 9 12 23 39 -28
R Charlton 44 8 13 23 37 -38
R Bolton 44 4 15 25 27 -40
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Middlesbrough  Results (view all)

Middlesbrough  Fixtures (view all)

Apr 29 2016 7:45PM : Birmingham City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
May 7 2016 12:30PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.diggerman89