Middlesbrough head for Aston Villa in the Championship on 12 September - on the back of their best performance of the season. Boro thumped Bolton at the weekend, but Manager Garry Monk thinks they can do better.
"It's a lot of work to be done. A lot of improvements to go, but I think since the pre-season to where we are now, as a squad and the team itself, the ones that have been playing in the games I think there's been improvement. So it's about continuing on that path."
It's been a good night for the region in football. Sunderland travelled to Carlisle in the second round of the League Cup.
The Black Cats scored first but Carlisle came back with an equaliser. Sunderland scored again though, to end the game 2-1 to the visitors.
Meanwhile, in the same competition there was success for Middlesbrough who took on Scunthorpe.
The final score at the Riverside 3-nil to Boro. The draw for the third round will take place early on Thursday in China.
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Middlesbrough have lost their opening game of the new Championship season.
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Garry Monk has given his first media conference at Rockliffe Park ahead of Middlesbrough's season opener at Wolves this Saturday.
He says the main aim for the club is try and get back to the Premier League as quickly as possible:
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