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Steve Agnew re-joins Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough have appointed Steve Agnew as assistant Head Coach. Agnew has been assistant to Steve Bruce at Hull City.

This is a return to the Riverside where Agnew became assistant Manager in 2008 and took temporary charge of the first team on the departure of Gordon Strachan in 2010.

The 49 year old takes the place of Craig Hignett who left the club earlier this month. He'll be assistant to Aitor Karanka.

Steve Bruce says Agnew was made an offer he couldn't refuse and he wishes him all the best.

Craig Hignett 'parts company' with Middlesbrough

Craig Hignett Credit: PA

Middlesbrough has confirmed that 'assistant head coach Craig Hignett has parted company with the club'.

"Following discussions between Craig, Head Coach Aitor Karanka, and the club, all parties have agreed for Craig to leave his position with immediate effect.

"The club would like to place on record its thanks for Craig’s efforts since joining us from Hartlepool last season and wish him all the best for the future."

– Middlesbrough FC

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Middlesbrough must 'keep going' after Bournemouth clash

Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka says his side must 'keep going' despite the outcome against league leaders Bournemouth this weekend.

Second-placed Boro welcome the Championship leaders to the Riverside on Saturday. The two teams level on points, so the winners of that game are guaranteed to be top of the table.

However, Karanka isn't getting carried away and insists there's a long way to go until the end of the season.

Middlesbrough 'play well' against the big teams

Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka says his side head into tonight's Championship clash with Norwich City in a confident mood.

Speaking ahead of the match at the Riverside, Karanka said:

It's another great challenge for us but I'm confident because always against these kind of teams we normally play well.

– Aitor Karanka, Head Coach of Middlesbrough FC

Middlesbrough are currently third in the table, but could go top with a victory over Norwich this evening.

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Boro out of League Cup after nailbiting 30 penalties

Albert Adomah after missing his second penalty of the epic shoot-out Credit: PA/Peter Byrne

Middlesbrough are out of the League Cup after their third round match against Liverpool at Anfield, but they didn't go down without a fight.

Liverpool were 2-1 up in extra time, when in stoppage time, Boro's Patrick Bamford was brought down, and kept his head to score from the spot and take the game to penalties.

He then missed the first one - but every one of his teammates managed to score, including goalkeeper Jamal Blackman. The game finally ended 14-13 on penalties after Albert Adomah went wide on his second penalty.

Full match report on ITV Football: click here.

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