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Mowbray wants more backbone

Mowbray wants more backbone

Manager Tony Mowbray will be looking for increased stability within his side at Middlesbrough this coming season.

Goalkeeper Jason Steele was the only ever-present throughout their last campaign and Mowbray believes it is crucial to work on strengthening the backbone of his starting eleven.

"We haven't had a stable core of the squad," he told the Northern Echo. "We've maybe had Steele, Leadbitter and Hoyte until Christmas, but we haven't had a core of six, seven, eight players that I could pick every week.

"I don't think we had many at all," Mowbray added. "I think we need to have players that get picked every week not because we have to pick them every week, but because they're good enough to be picked every week and their performance level is consistent to be picked every week."

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Date:Thursday May 23 2013
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