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Mowbray looking for Boro response

Tony Mowbray speaking ahead of tomorrow's game at Birmingham Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Middlesbrough manager Tony Mowbray is hoping his side can bounce back from last weekend's home defeat away at Birmingham tomorrow.

Boro have the second-best away record in the championship this season behind West Ham - taking 30 points from 16 games.

However it's their home form that is causing concern among some fans. Middlesbrough have drawn eight of their 19 matches at the Riverside - the latest ended in a 2-0 loss to Leeds United last Sunday.

Speaking ahead of tomorrow's trip to St Andrews, Mowbray said: "Give credit to Leeds. They played a very high energy game and got the result.

"But we've been pretty good on our travels this year, so we'll be looking for a few more wins on the road over the next coming months."

He added: "We have to be ready for Birmingham this weekend, and then we've got to travel to West Ham on Tuesday night. They're tough games of course. Both of those sides are at the top end of the table and have a lot to play for."

Middlesbrough will be without Barry Robson - who is suspended - and Faris Haroun remains a doubt. Kevin Thomson will be assessed before kick-off after being knocked unconscious against Leeds.


Boro make Hammill signing

Middlesbrough have signed Wolves midfielder Adam Hammill on loan until the end of the season.

The 24-year-old joined the Premier League side from Barnsley in January 2011, but has made just three league starts this campaign.

Boro boss Tony Mowbray said: “He’s a young guy with a pretty impressive reputation at Barnsley.

“He’ll be different to what we’ve got. He likes to travel with the ball. He likes to dribble past people. He can score goals, he can create goals. He’s an all-round decent footballer and hopefully he can make a good impact.”

Hammill could make his Middlesbrough debut away to Portsmouth on Saturday.

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