Vital Football

Latest Middlesbrough FC News

Striker future uncertain

Striker future uncertain

Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka admits a change of scenery could boost the fortunes of striker Lukas Jutkiewicz.

However. the Spaniard would be perfectly happy if there is no movement on that front following speculation of interest from elsewhere.

The 24-year-old former Coventry City marksman has made 24 appearances this season but has scored only twice and is without a goal since August

"I was speaking to him yesterday and I said if he wants to go then he needs to take the best decision for him," Karanka told Boro's official website. "I was a player and I understand strikers and maybe Juke needs to regain his confidence in another place. For this reason he needs to think and make the best choice for him.

"If he decides to go it will be good for him to start scoring goals. Maybe he needs to go to another team and improve his confidence and look at the goal and see it bigger," he added. "But I'm very happy with his work on the pitch and the training ground and it's in his hands. He's our player and if he stays here he's a good player and I know him."

Join The Vital Debate



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

Writer:Vital Boro
Date:Tuesday January 28 2014
Time: 10:42AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Middlesbrough Articles

Karanka expects no departure

Middlesbrough head coach Aitor Karanka expects attacking midfielder Gaston Ramirez to stay at the Riverside.

Riley Explains Postponements

It doesn't happen often in the Premier League or Championship thesedays, but League's 1 & 2 still suffer the odd postponement owing to the weather and Mike Riley...

Watford 0 Middlesbrough 0

Middlesbrough earned themselves another valuable point with a scoreless draw against Watford at Vicarage Road.

On loan substitute Tom Cleverley went closest to breaking the deadlock for the home side when hitting the woodwork.

Following a moving tribute to their former manager Graham Taylor, the Hornets saw an early opportunity as Boro keeper Victor Valdes blocked from Troy Deeney.

Cristhian Stuani had the ball in the net at the opposite end but there was an offside call; a

Boss satisfied with another point

Middlesbrough head coach Aitor Karanka was grateful for another point following the scoreless draw at Watford.

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
Yes81%
No19%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 21 17 1 3 52 30
2 Spurs 21 13 6 2 45 29
3 Liverpool 21 13 6 2 45 25
4 Arsenal 21 13 5 3 44 26
5 Man City 21 13 3 5 42 15
6 Man Utd 21 11 7 3 40 12
7 Everton 21 9 6 6 33 9
8 WBA 21 8 5 8 29 0
9 Stoke 21 7 6 8 27 -6
10 Burnley 21 8 2 11 26 -8
11 AFC Bournemouth 21 7 4 10 25 -7
12 West Ham 21 7 4 10 25 -9
13 Southampton 21 6 6 9 24 -7
14 Watford 21 6 5 10 23 -13
15 Leicester City 21 5 6 10 21 -10
16 Middlesbrough 21 4 8 9 20 -5
17 Crystal Palace 21 4 4 13 16 -10
18 Hull City 21 4 4 13 16 -25
19 Sunderland 21 4 3 14 15 -20
20 Swansea 21 4 3 14 15 -26
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Middlesbrough  Results (view all)

Middlesbrough  Fixtures (view all)

Jan 21 2017 3:00PM : West Ham United (H)
Barclays Premier League
Jan 28 2017 3:00PM : Accrington Stanley (H)
FA Cup
Jan 31 2017 7:45PM : West Bromwich Albion (H)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 4 2017 5:30PM : Tottenham Hotspur (a)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 11 2017 3:00PM : Everton (H)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 25 2017 3:00PM : Crystal Palace (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.diggerman52
2.Essex tel1
Write for Vital Football