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Boro Boss: 'We have the chance to win'

Middlesbrough FC's head coach Aitor Karanka has said he is preparing his team to beat Brighton this weekend - despite only needing a draw in Saturday's Championship promotion decider.

In his pre-match press conference Atior Karanka said he was confident they have a good chance of winning.

Watch the whole of this week's press conference here:

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Middlesbrough fans 'confident' of sealing promotion

We spoke to Middlesbrough fans at the Riverside Stadium today, after last night's dramatic 2-1 victory over Reading took them back to the top of the Championship table.

One young supporter told us the atmosphere was "amazing" and he was so excited after Adam Forshaw's last-minute winning goal that he "hardly got any sleep."

Others said they were now "very confident" of securing promotion to the Premier League, with just five games remaining - and that the club's success was "a lift for the town" after bad news with job losses.

Middlesbrough 'more confident' than last season

Middlesbrough are 'more confident' of achieving promotion to the Premier League than last season, according to the club's Head Coach.

Boro were top of the table at this stage last year but slipped down to 4th and were eventually beaten by Norwich City in the playoff final.

However, Aitor Karanka believes his team are in an even stronger position this time. A victory against Reading tonight would see Middlesbrough leapfrog Burnley into top spot with five games remaining.

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