UK time is: 10:07:08
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

Defender moves on loan (Monday September 1 2014)

Keeper in for Boro (Monday September 1 2014)

Duo set to leave (Monday September 1 2014)

Boro snap up long-time target (Monday September 1 2014)

Boro sign winger (Monday September 1 2014)

We were lacking admits Karanka (Saturday August 30 2014)

Early goal sinks Boro (Saturday August 30 2014)

Stats: Middlesbrough v Reading (Saturday August 30 2014)

Bamford joins Boro (Saturday August 30 2014)

Boro set for Royals appointment (Friday August 29 2014)

Archived Middlesbrough Articles

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

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
13. Brighton 5 2 1 2 1 7
14. Blackburn 5 2 1 2 -2 7
15. Reading 5 2 1 2 -3 7
16. Middlesbrough 5 2 0 3 0 6
17. Rotherham 5 2 0 3 -3 6
18. Leeds Utd 5 2 0 3 -5 6
19. Ipswich 5 1 2 2 -1 5

Breaking League News

Deadline day round up: One in, one out
Reading : 02/09/2014 10:00:00
RUFC - Skarz 'Saturday Was A Frustrating Day'
Rotherham : 02/09/2014 09:38:00
Official: Rovers Seal Steele & Tunnicliffe Moves
Blackburn : 02/09/2014 09:26:00
Transfer window closes with no new arrivals
Wolves : 02/09/2014 09:00:00
Birmingham Reject Bid For Gray
Birmingham : 02/09/2014 09:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Aitor Karanka is the right appointment?
Suggested By:  Vital Boro
Yes 76%
No 24%