Vital Football

Latest Middlesbrough FC News

Mowbray wants winning closure

Mowbray wants winning closure

Middlesbrough's final home game of the season heralds the arrival of play-off outsiders Charlton Athletic to the Riverside.

Boro will be without former England centre-back Jonathan Woodgate following his sending-off at Bolton Wanderers last week.

Fellow defender George Friend (hamstring) also remains on the sidelines alongside Emmanuel Ledesma (ankle), while Seb Hines (knee) now joins them after being ruled out for around four months. Otherwise, Merouane Zemmama (ankle) and Lukas Jutkiewicz (knee) require late checks.

"Charlton have shown they are a decent side," manager Tony Mowbray told Boro's official website. "It took them a bit of time to acclimatise to the league after being promoted last year, but they've obviously found their feet.

"They're finishing the season strongly," he continued. "We know it's a tough game as they have a slim chance of getting in the play-offs so they'll want the three points. Hopefully we can score a few goals and send the fans away with a bit of hope."

Addicks skipper Johnnie Jackson should recover from the knock received during their latest success against Wolverhampton Wanderers while midfielder Andy Hughes was similarly expected to continue.

Join The Vital Debate



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

Writer:Vital Boro
Date:Friday April 26 2013
Time: 6:13PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Middlesbrough Articles

Monk promises of more to come

Manager Garry Monk says there is plenty more to come from his Middlesbrough side.

Fulham 1 Middlesbrough 1

Middlesbrough earned themselves a 1-1 draw against Fulham after a couple of very late goals at Craven Cottage.

The Teessiders went behind when substitute Aboubakar Kamara headed in Ryan Sessegnon's 86th minute corner, although summer recruit Cyrus Christie rescued them a point a couple of minutes later.

Midfielder Lewis Baker saw a couple of early efforts for the visitors, the second of those turned over by goalkeeper David Button, whose opposite number Darren Randolph prevented Ol

Stats: Fulham v Middlesbrough

All the stats from Fulham (1) vs (1) Middlesbrough, Craven Cottage, Sat 23rd Sep 3.00pm Att: 20,718

Team Line-Ups: Fulham v Middlesbrough

Team line-ups for Fulham v Middlesbrough at Craven Cottage (kick-off 3.00pm).

Archived Vital Boro Articles

Vital Boro articles from

Site Journalists

Maccarone
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Was Garry Monk the right appointment?
Suggested By: Vital Boro
Yes76%
No24%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Middlesbrough  Results (view all)

Middlesbrough  Fixtures (view all)

Vital Football Comment