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We must fight harder - Karanka

Middlesbrough head coach Aitor Karanka was happy with a point despite some serious reservations following the scoreless draw at Doncaster Rovers.

Difficult conditions made it a real test for both sides as the visitors failed to score for the third successive game. However, Boro crucially maintained a seventh clean-sheet in nine attempts at the other end.

"It was difficult for both sides in the windy conditions. But when you can't play you need to fight and we didn't do that," Karanka told BBC Sport. "When you don't play and you don't fight it makes it difficult to win the game and is an embarrassment for our supporters.

"We have a huge away following. People came to support us and we didn't play for them like we should," he added. "Doncaster were better than us at fighting for the ball and, in the circumstances, I'm happy to get a point."

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Date:Saturday February 1 2014

Time: 11:04PM

 

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