Karanka is full of praise for his unselfish squad

The Northern Echo: Middlesbrough's Manager Aitor Karanka

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7:02am Friday 31st October 2014

WHEN Aitor Karanka announces his starting line-up for tomorrow’s game at Rotherham there will be some disappointment within his squad, but the Middlesbrough head coach insists having an unselfish squad is a key ingredient to being successful in the Championship.

Karanka full of praise for former Boro midfielder Smallwood

The Northern Echo: ONE LAST HURRAH: Richard Smallwood, pictured with Bolton's Darren Pratley on Saturday, wants to give Boro fans something to cheer in the last two matches

2:53pm Thursday 30th October 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH head coach Aitor Karanka admits it was a difficult decision to let Richard Smallwood leave in the summer and he expects the Teesside midfielder to come out with a point to prove when his side play Rotherham on Saturday.

Serbian midfielder will get his chance, says Karanka

7:01am Thursday 30th October 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH head coach AITOR Karanka has revealed on loan midfielder Milos Veljkovic will get a chance to impress soon.

Gibson hoping for a double delight as his Middlesbrough career blossoms

The Northern Echo: BIG YEAR: Ben Gibson is targeting success with both Middlesbrough and England this season

4:12pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

WITH a potential appearance at next summer’s European Under-21 Championships accompanying the possibility of winning promotion to the Premier League with Middlesbrough, Ben Gibson has admitted that the next eight months could help define his career.

Dimi still hungry to succeed after reclaiming number one spot

The Northern Echo:

7:03am Tuesday 28th October 2014

HE is fast approaching his 36th birthday, but Middlesbrough goalkeeper Dimi Konstantopoulos admits he is as hungry as ever to succeed after reclaiming the number one jersey on Teesside.

Boro back to the top in Magpies victory

10:42am Tuesday 28th October 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH'S under-21 side secured a late win against North-East rivals Newcastle to go top of the table last night.

Match Analysis: Middlesbrough 1 Watford 1

The Northern Echo: CLOSE: Kike rues a near miss during the Championship match between Middlesbrough and Watford at the Riverside Stadium

7:02am Monday 27th October 2014

AWAY from the hype, hullaballoo and the hyperbole of the Premier League, it was refreshing to see an honest game of football high on quality.

Fredericks happy to go on the attack for Middlesbrough

The Northern Echo: Middlesbrough vs Blackpool at the Riverside Stadium Pictured is Boro's Ryan Fredericks and Blackpool's Edu Oriel

7:01am Monday 27th October 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH defender Ryan Fredericks revelled in his attacking role at the weekend – and longs for more of the same.

Match report: Middlesbrough 1 Watford 1

The Northern Echo: STRONG SQUAD: George Friend would not swap the current Middlesbrough squad for any other in the Championship

4:57pm Saturday 25th October 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH and Watford shared the points in an exciting draw at the Riverside Stadium.

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Dimi hopes a Boro promotion push will help achieve personal goals

The Northern Echo: BRAZIL BOUND: Dimi Konstantopoulos is set to be named in Greece's squad for the World Cup finals

7:02am Saturday 25th October 2014

DIMI Konstantopoulos admits he is keen to sign a contract extension at Middlesbrough, but insists he will put his own personal aims behind helping Aitor Karanka’s team win promotion.

Aitor Karanka admits he is still getting to grips with the Championship's unpredictable nature

7:01am Saturday 25th October 2014

ALMOST twelve months into his first managerial reign you could say things are going pretty well for Aitor Karanka, but the Middlesbrough head coach insists he will never stop learning when it comes to the Championship.

Karanka insists Boro can cope without captain Grant

The Northern Echo: Middlesbrough's Manager Aitor Karanka gives words of encouragement to Grant Leadbitter

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7:02am Friday 24th October 2014

AITOR Karanka is confident Middlesbrough can cope without Grant Leadbitter tomorrow and will not accept the captain’s absence as an excuse for a bad result against Watford.

Karanka: Watford the ideal test after Wolves defeat

The Northern Echo:

2:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

AFTER suffering a disappointing defeat against Wolves on Tuesday night, Middlesbrough head coach Aitor Karanka sees Saturday’s visit of second-placed Watford as the ideal game to test his team’s mettle.

'We are good enough to target the top two' claims defender after Boro set-back

The Northern Echo: Returning: Adam Clayton should take his place in the Boro midfield against Watford

6:10am Thursday 23rd October 2014

GEORGE FRIEND has responded to the set-back of losing for the first time since August by admitting that Middlesbrough are targeting a top two spot in the promotion race this season.

Trio of Middlesbrough writers come back to their roots for talk

The Northern Echo: TALKING SPORT: Harry Pearson, the author who wrote 'The Far Corner'

4:51pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A HAT trick of North-East football writers will be holding a discussion on the beautiful game and their writing ahead of this Saturday’s Middlesbrough match.

It's my fault, admits Karanka as Boro spurn chance to go top of the Championship

The Northern Echo: FRUSTRATION: Middlesborough's Adam Reach looks dejected after missing a chance to score Picture: Action Images / Alex Morton

10:48pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

AITOR KARANKA thinks he has to take the blame after watching Middlesbrough’s seven-match unbeaten run come to an end in frustrating fashion at Wolverhampton Wanderers last night.

Match Report: Wolves 2 Middlesbrough 0

The Northern Echo:

9:47pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

AFTER going seven matches without losing in the Championship, Middlesbrough were given a firm reminder of how just how tough it will be to force their way in to the automatic promotion spots at Molineux.

Team news: Four changes for Boro at Wolves

The Northern Echo: IN ACTION: Kenneth Omeruo in action for Middlesbrough

7:28pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

KENNETH OMERUO has returned to the Middlesbrough starting line-up as one of four changes by Aitor Karanka.

Aitor Karanka will ignore any promotion talk as Middlesbrough look to make it eight unbeaten at Wolves

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7:02am Tuesday 21st October 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH could go top of the Championship with a win at Wolves tonight, but head coach Aitor Karanka insists he will ignore any of the hype surrounding his team’s promotion chances.

Adomah and Tomlin fit to face Wolves, but Clayton likely to miss out

The Northern Echo: HAPPY: Adam Clayton admits Middlesbrough's narrow win will give the squad a boost

2:26pm Monday 20th October 2014

ALBERT ADOMAH and Lee Tomlin are fit to face Wolves tomorrow night, but Middlesbrough head coach Aitor Karanka has revealed Adam Clayton could miss out through injury.

Match Analysis: Brighton 1 Middlesbrough 2

The Northern Echo:

7:00am Monday 20th October 2014

AS a born-and-bred Teessider, Ben Gibson can gauge the state of Middlesbrough’s fortunes by the amount of calls and messages to his mobile phone. If his family and friends want to speak to him, things must be going well. If he’s getting the cold shoulder, it’s a safe bet results haven’t been quite as positive.

Match Ratings: Brighton 1 Middlesbrough 2

The Northern Echo:

7:00am Monday 20th October 2014

Match ratings and statistics from Middlesbrough's 2-1 win at Brighton

Ayala develops into integral member of Boro's first-choice backline

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7:00am Monday 20th October 2014

ONLY one of Middlesbrough’s defenders has started the club’s last five matches, so while Aitor Karanka continues to rotate the majority of his squad members, it is becoming increasingly clear that he views Daniel Ayala as a key part of his strongest selection.

Adomah highlights pace as a key to Middlesbrough's recent success

The Northern Echo: Storm: Middlesbrough's Albert Adomah scored at Huddersfield on his way to grabbing 12 goals

4:15pm Sunday 19th October 2014

ALBERT ADOMAH has highlighted the pace of Middlesbrough’s attacking players as a key factor in the club’s recent run of success.

Tomlin's injury to be assessed today - but Middlesbrough team-mate Adomah is okay

The Northern Echo: FINISHING THE NIGHT OFF IN STYLE: Lee Tomlin strikes to secure the 3-1 victory

10:07am Sunday 19th October 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH'S medical staff will assess Lee Tomlin's leg injury later today after the forward was forced off at the half-time interval of yesterday's 2-1 win at Brighton.

Match Report: Brighton 1 Middlesbrough 2

The Northern Echo:

5:03pm Saturday 18th October 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH climbed to third in the Championship table as another polished away display resulted in a convincing 2-1 win over Brighton.

Karanka admits he cannot keep his Middlesbrough strikers happy

The Northern Echo: FINISHING THE NIGHT OFF IN STYLE: Lee Tomlin strikes to secure the 3-1 victory

7:03am Saturday 18th October 2014

AITOR KARANKA admits it is “impossible” to keep all of his strikers happy, but the Middlesbrough head coach is not about to abandon his preferred policy of regularly rotating his forward line.

Boro boss Karanka reveals depth of friendship with Spurs counterpart Pochettino

The Northern Echo: CLOSE TIES: Middlesbrough head coach Aitor Karanka has revealed he is close friends with Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

7:03am Friday 17th October 2014

THE strength of Aitor Karanka’s relationship with Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho might be well known, but Middlesbrough’s head coach has revealed his friendship with Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is almost as close.

Boro warned not to underestimate Brighton despite their poor start

The Northern Echo:

5:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

STATISTICALLY, their opponents are the most out-of-form team in the whole of the Football League, but George Friend has warned his Middlesbrough team-mates not to underestimate Brighton when the two sides meet at the Amex Stadium this afternoon.

Youth policy was key to Velkjovic's Middlesbrough move

The Northern Echo:

5:25pm Thursday 16th October 2014

MILOS VELJKOVIC has revealed that Aitor Karanka's willingness to give young players a chance was a key factor behind his decision to join Middlesbrough on loan.

Karanka delighted to welcome Spurs youngster into the Middlesbrough fold

The Northern Echo:

2:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

AITOR KARANKA is delighted to have completed the loan signing of Milos Veljkovic, with the teenager’s versatility having been a key factor in the Middlesbrough head coach’s decision to bring him to the Riverside.

Friend lauds Boro's squad strength - as Karanka prepares to add another Tottenham youngster

The Northern Echo: STRONG SQUAD: George Friend would not swap the current Middlesbrough squad for any other in the Championship

7:04am Thursday 16th October 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH are set to complete the loan signing of Tottenham youngster Milos Veljkovic later today - but George Friend says he already wouldn’t swap the current Boro squad for any other in the Championship.

Boro defender stars as England youngsters make Euro finals

The Northern Echo: Dated: 20/09/2014
Boro's Ben Gibson slides in to tackle Andre Gray during the Championship match between Middlesbrough and Brentford at the Riverside Stadium
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7:22pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH defender Ben Gibson played a starring role as England Under-21s qualified for next summer's European Championships courtesy of a 2-1 victory over Croatia in the second leg of their play-off.

Bamford chose England over Ireland despite family calls

The Northern Echo: Celebration: Patrick Bamford scored his second goal for Boro at Anfield on Tuesday

7:02am Tuesday 14th October 2014

PATRICK BAMFORD can help England Under-21s qualify for next summer’s European Championships tonight, but the Middlesbrough striker admits his family have tried to persuade him to switch allegiances.

Boro stay will help Omeruo shine in the Premier League says Ayala

The Northern Echo:

6:32am Monday 13th October 2014

KENNETH OMERUO has found the Championship to be the perfect stage to showcase he can become a big performer in the Premier League, according to the man standing side-by-side him on the pitch with Middlesbrough this season.

Fredericks feeling at home at Boro

The Northern Echo: Middlesbrough vs Blackpool at the Riverside Stadium Pictured is Boro's Ryan Fredericks and Blackpool's Edu Oriel

7:04am Thursday 9th October 2014

ONLY two seasons ago Ryan Fredericks was plying his trade as an attacking midfielder in the youth team at Tottenham. Now, the 21-year-old is fast establishing himself as one of Aitor Karanka’s most astute summer signings in a different role.

Karanka thinks new Boro winger will be Yan-tastic

The Northern Echo:

7:01am Wednesday 8th October 2014

AITOR KARANKA thinks Yanic Wildschut has a bright future on Teesside despite struggling to make an impact in the Championship since joining Middlesbrough.

Gibson wants to build on club form by helping Southgate's England

The Northern Echo: YOUNG LION: Ben Gibson hopes a successful season at Middlesbrough can boost his international chances

7:02am Tuesday 7th October 2014

BEN Gibson believes a strong sense of togetherness is behind Middlesbrough’s recent form, and the young defender is keen to build on a good start to the domestic season by helping England’s Under-21s qualify for next summer’s European Championships.

Boro line up Sunderland match to boost promotion push

The Northern Echo: MADE PROGRESS: Aitor Karanka believes the core of a successful Middlesbrough team is already in place

7:04am Monday 6th October 2014

AITOR KARANKA has arranged a behind-closed-doors friendly with Sunderland on Thursday to try to keep his players primed for the Championship battle ahead.

Match Analysis: Middlesbrough 2 Fulham 0

The Northern Echo:

6:52am Monday 6th October 2014

WHEN Aitor Karanka transformed the Middlesbrough squad during the summer, he would not have imagined relying so heavily on the AA to come to his rescue in the Championship promotion race.

Match ratings: Middlesbrough 2 Fulham 0

The Northern Echo: Star turns: Middlesbrough's Adam Reach and man of the match Albert Adomah

4:36pm Sunday 5th October 2014

Match ratings from this weekend's match between Middlesbrough and Fulham in the Championship.

Boro boss satisfied with win but refuses to get carried away

9:00am Sunday 5th October 2014

AITOR KARANKA thinks Middlesbrough are well placed to build on a positive start to the season after closing the gap to the Championship’s leaders to just a point.

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2:13pm Saturday 4th October 2014

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Match report: Middlesbrough 2 Fulham 0

The Northern Echo:

4:57pm Saturday 4th October 2014

Full-time: Middlesbrough 2 Fulham 0

Fredericks has seen enough to suggest Boro can challenge at the top

The Northern Echo: Middlesbrough vs Blackpool at the Riverside Stadium Pictured is Boro's Ryan Fredericks and Blackpool's Edu Oriel

7:03am Saturday 4th October 2014

THEY have suffered a couple of set-backs over the past week, but Ryan Fredericks believes Middlesbrough have shown enough quality to suggest Aitor Karanka’s side will be challenging for promotion at the end of the season.

Karanka wants a response from his players after midweek disappointment

The Northern Echo: Aitor Karanka of Middlesbrough reacts to the foul on Patrick Bamford of Middlesbrough by Andre Bikey of Charlton (10839551)

7:03am Saturday 4th October 2014

AITOR Karanka has warned his Middlesbrough squad they will achieve nothing if they continue to put themselves ahead of the team.

Discipline is paramount as Karanka urges Boro squad to cut out "stupid" cards

The Northern Echo: Aitor Karanka of Middlesbrough reacts to the foul on Patrick Bamford of Middlesbrough by Andre Bikey of Charlton (10839551)

7:02am Friday 3rd October 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH head coach Aitor Karanka has admitted discipline will be crucial in his side’s quest for success this season having lost three players to suspension recently.

Woodgate still has part to play at Boro despite injury problems

The Northern Echo: HAPPY: Jonathan Woodgate

2:00pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

AITOR Karanka insists Jonathan Woodgate can still play a big part in Middlesbrough’s season despite the fact the defender is struggling for fitness.

Middlesbrough's Ben Gibson and Patrick Bamford called up to England Under-21 squad - but no place for Adam Reach

The Northern Echo: Dated: 20/09/2014
Boro's Ben Gibson slides in to tackle Andre Gray during the Championship match between Middlesbrough and Brentford at the Riverside Stadium
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11:09am Thursday 2nd October 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH pair Ben Gibson and Patrick Bamford have been included in Gareth Southgate's squad for England Under-21s.



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