Portman Road

Next Game

Ipswich v M'boro

Saturday, 20 December 2014, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Riverside Stadium

Last Game

M'boro 2 - 0 Derby

Saturday, 13 December 2014, 12:15

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Mowbray: Boro after automatic

Tony Mowbray will head into Christmas more than satisfied with his lot after seeing his new-look squad mount a genuine promotion challenge.

Last Updated: 18/12/12 at 14:14 Post Comment

Tony Mowbray: Looking to take Middlesborough up

Tony Mowbray: Looking to take Middlesborough up

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The Teessiders will arrive at Leeds on Saturday sitting in third place in the Championship table, a point behind Crystal Palace in second and just three adrift of leaders Cardiff.

A return to the Premier League at the fourth time of asking has been Mowbray's main priority from the off and as the halfway stage approaches, he is happy with what has been achieved so far.

He said: "We are doing okay. There was a huge change around in our squad last summer. A lot of players left.

"We have built a new squad and as with any new squad that's put together - 10, 11 new players came in - it takes time to gel, so to be sitting third after 22 games coming up to Christmas, we are doing okay.

"We are in touch. There have been plenty of opportunities that have slipped through our fingers, really, where we could have picked up more points, but we would probably have taken where we sit at the moment at the start of the season when we were putting together a new team."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

suspect the review will conclude that Iago Aspas should never have been loaned out. Two hat-tricks in two Copa Del Rey games. One might say he has really turned a corner.

GVMUFC
'Liverpool in transfer review'

P

oise, power and (I noticed in his post match interview) freakishly large hands. You know what they say about men with big hands.......... big gloves.

disGUSting
Poise And Power: Barkley's Unique Blend

S

itting next to him in the studio will surely be the closest Jamie Carragher ever got to Thierry...

bungle1976
Henry retires and joins Sky

Footer 365

Capital One Cup: Tottenham thump Newcastle 4-0 to reach the semi-finals

Tottenham thrashed Newcastle United 4-0 at White Hart Lane to reach the Capital One Cup semi-finals.

Premier League: Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge to be treated by Boston Red Sox staff

Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge is set to spend Christmas in Boston as he continues to receive treatment on a thigh injury.

Jim Boyce: Publish Michael Garcia report to limit damage to FIFA

FIFA vice-president Jim Boyce believes that Michael Garcia’s resignation is ‘damaging’ to world football’s governing body.

Mail Box

Pulis To Liverpool Might Just Work

One Mailboxer believes that Tony Pulis managing Liverpool isn't as silly as you might think. Plus Bournemouth aren't that romantic and we're all guilty of ignoring Everton...

It's Not As Simple As Losing Luis Suarez...

That's the view of Liverpool fans in the mailbox as the Reds continue to struggle without their talisman. Suarez isn't doing particularly well at Barca either, it should be said...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property