Mowbray looks to unearth gems

Tony Mowbray is looking to the lower leagues both at home and abroad as he attempts to unearth undiscovered talent to build a new future at Middlesbrough.

Last Updated: 19/04/13 at 15:31 Post Comment

Tony Mowbray: Wants to utilise hidden talent

Tony Mowbray: Wants to utilise hidden talent

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Mowbray has enjoyed success in the past during his time at Hibernian and West Brom in identifying potential, and has already brought the likes of Muzzy Carayol, George Friend and Emmanuel Ledesma to the Riverside Stadium.

He told the club's official website, www.mfc.co.uk: "Over the last nine years of management, we have found players from nowhere who have done well, and at this club that is the remit at the moment.

"The challenge is to try to find more talented young players who are maybe bubbling underneath in the lower leagues or abroad in the second division of French, Belgian or Dutch football.

"We have invested in a scouting system and we have got a record of doing it - Graham Dorrans came from Livingston and was the Championship Player of the Year, and Youssouf Mulumbu came from PSG's second team and is now a fixture in the Premier League.

"We have to try to do that for Middlesbrough. The team needs building and pulling together. There's no scope to bring loads more players in, so we are looking at players who come in at prices and salaries that don't hurt the football club."

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