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Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray is looking forward to going back to his former club Ipswich this weekend

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Middlesbrough appoint Craig Hignett assistant head coach

Middlesbrough football club has appointed Craig Hignett as assistant head coach to Aitor Karanka.

Hignett has left his position at Hartlepool United, where he has been doing the same job for Colin Cooper.

Craig Hignett
Craig Hignett, left, has been working at Hartlepool United Credit: ITV

He returns to Middlesbrough, a team he once played for, just ten months after he left his post as a youth coach at the club. During his career, he made 194 appearances for Boro - scoring 48 goals.

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Full report: Graham makes Middlesbrough return

by Phil Roscoe

Things hadn't really gone to plan for Danny Graham since his return to the North East just over a year ago.

The striker signed for Sunderland on transfer deadline day in January 2013, but quickly fell out of favour at the Stadium of Light and has spent the last six months on loan at Hull City.

However, the 28-year-old is now on loan at Middlesbrough, the club where he began his professional career.

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