UK time is: 13:24:00
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

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."

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:Thursday May 23 2013

Time: 12:05PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Middlesbrough Articles

Boro earning respect (Monday December 15 2014)

Best yet for Karanka (Saturday December 13 2014)

Boro defeat leaders (Saturday December 13 2014)

Stats: Middlesbrough v Derby County (Saturday December 13 2014)

Boro take on leaders (Friday December 12 2014)

Karanka targets repeat (Friday December 12 2014)

Defensive pair return (Thursday December 11 2014)

Karanka receives ban (Wednesday December 10 2014)

Boro receive away tie (Monday December 8 2014)

Archived Middlesbrough Articles

List All Vital Boro Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. diggerman 162

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Bournemouth 21 11 6 4 +20 39
2. Middlesbrough 21 11 6 4 +20 39
3. Derby County 21 11 5 5 +17 38
4. Ipswich 21 10 8 3 +12 38
5. Brentford 21 11 4 6 +7 37
6. Watford 21 10 5 6 +15 35
7. Norwich 21 9 6 6 +11 33

Breaking League News

Ollie Hails Gibbs As A Fantastic Coach
Millwall : 18/12/2014 13:17:00
Clark Sets Festive Target
Blackpool : 18/12/2014 12:56:00
Stephenson Relishing Blackpool Challenge
Blackpool : 18/12/2014 12:48:00
Stephenson Joins As First Team Coach
Blackpool : 18/12/2014 12:40:00
Watford want Hoban to remain a Hornet
Watford : 18/12/2014 11:52:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Aitor Karanka is the right appointment?
Suggested By:  Vital Boro
Yes 79%
No 21%