Karanka: Abella will come back stronger after damaging ACL

The Northern Echo: BACK IN TRAINING: Middlesbrough return to training today  pictured manager Aitor Karanka.Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT (7704386)

7:02am Friday 19th September 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH head coach Aitor Karanka is confident Damia Abella will come back stronger after the right-back was ruled out for six months.

Press conference update: Damia Abella out for SIX months after snapping anterior cruciate ligament

The Northern Echo: Middlesbrough FC

2:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH right-back Damia Abella faces six months on the sidelines after snapping his anterior cruciate ligament during Tuesday night’s win at Cardiff City.

Boro skipper wishing Abella well amid 'serious' injury fears after fine start to life on Teesside

The Northern Echo: Match-winner: Grant Leadbitter was the star turn at Huddersfield for Middlesbrough

7:03am Thursday 18th September 2014

GRANT LEADBITTER has paid tribute to Damia Abella for the way he has adapted to life on Teesside amid fears that the Spanish full-back could be ruled out for months with a knee injury.

Talking point: Karanka could have the team to deliver a long overdue promotion charge at Boro

The Northern Echo:

12:27pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

THERE is something exciting happening at Middlesbrough, now Aitor Karanka just has to make everything tick.

Boro facing anxious 48 hours over Abella injury after impressive win in Wales

The Northern Echo: Sky Bet ChampionshipCardiff City Stadium, 16.09.14Cardiff City vs MiddlesbroughKike of Middlesbrough celebrates scoring his side's first goal.Picture by Mark Hawkins© WALES NEWS SERVICE  (10446690)

11:04pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

DAMIA ABELLA will have a scan later today to determine the extent of a knee injury which has left the Middlesbrough squad’s satisfaction with winning at Cardiff City tinged with disappointment.

Match Report: Cardiff City 0 Middlesbrough 1

The Northern Echo: Belgian buy: Jelle Vossen scored in a training match at the Riverside and now he is looking to shine in the Championship. Picture: Doug Moody

9:50pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

OLE Gunnar Solskjaer is someone who should know quite a lot about successful strike partnerships having enjoyed more than a decade of success at Manchester United.

Team news: Cardiff v Middlesbrough

The Northern Echo:

7:18pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

BELGIAN striker Jelle Vossen will make his full debut for Middlesbrough in tonight's Championship game at Cardiff City.

Karanka wants in-form Leadbitter to get a new contract at Boro

The Northern Echo: Match-winner: Grant Leadbitter was the star turn at Huddersfield for Middlesbrough

6:02am Tuesday 16th September 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH have had initial discussions aimed at securing the future of Grant Leadbitter in a bid to keep him at the Riverside Stadium, with Aitor Karanka convinced he will still have the midfielder beyond this season.

Press conference update: 'We've got to treat Cardiff seriously' urges Boro boss

The Northern Echo:

1:51pm Monday 15th September 2014

AITOR KARANKA has warned his Middlesbrough players not to under-estimate Cardiff City when the two teams go head-to-head on Tuesday night.

FA await referee's report after Boro's tunnel bust-up

The Northern Echo: Unclear: Aitor Karanka did not see anything  when Boro and Huddersfield players came together

7:03am Monday 15th September 2014

Vossen, introduced as a second half substitute following his season long loan move from Genk, said: “The Championship is as hard as I expected. I thought the level would be harder than Belgium, especially the physical side of it. I expected the defenders to be strong and they are. I have to adapt to that.

Match report: Huddersfield Town 1 Middlesbrough 2

The Northern Echo: Belgian buy: Jelle Vossen scored in a training match at the Riverside and now he is looking to shine in the Championship. Picture: Doug Moody

6:47am Monday 15th September 2014

IN front of the stand packed with around 3,500 travelling fans, Middlesbrough needed a cool head. Deep in to stoppage-time at the end of the game, the visitors had been handed a lifeline after conceding a late equaliser to Huddersfield Town.

Boro wait on referee’s report into tunnel scrap

The Northern Echo: Middlesbrough FC

11:08am Monday 15th September 2014

THE Football Association will wait to see if referee Kevin Wright includes the unsavoury scenes at the end of Middlesbrough’s victory at Huddersfield Town in his report before deciding if any punishment follows.

Match ratings: Huddersfield v Middlesbrough

The Northern Echo: Match-winner: Grant Leadbitter was the star turn at Huddersfield for Middlesbrough

5:32pm Sunday 14th September 2014

Goals: 0-1: Leadbitter (36, powered a unstoppable, curling free-kick with accuracy in to the top left corner of Smithies’ net from 35 yards)

Satisfaction for Boro boss after victory despite tunnel bust-up

The Northern Echo: Date 23/08/2014
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7:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

AITOR KARANKA and Huddersfield counterpart Chris Powell last night insisted they had not seen the events at the John Smith’s Stadium when stewards had to separate the two sets of players in the tunnel after a dramatic game.

Match report: Huddersfield 1 Middlesbrough 2

The Northern Echo: Middlesbrough Football Club

5:05pm Saturday 13th September 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH returned to winning ways in West Yorkshire this afternoon when Grant Leadbitter was at the double to defeat Huddersfield Town after a dramatic ending.

Clayton hopes for a good reception on his return to Huddersfield

7:03am Saturday 13th September 2014

ADAM Clayton returns to another former club when Middlesbrough visit Huddersfield Town this afternoon, but the midfielder is expecting a better reception than the one he received at Elland Road.

Karanka backs Vossen to continue his scoring record at Middlesbrough

7:02am Saturday 13th September 2014

AITOR Karanka is confident Jelle Vossen will have no problem continuing his impressive goalscoring record at Middlesbrough.

Karanka happy to have selection headache

The Northern Echo: Middlesbrough Football Club held an open training session in the shape of a full scale practice match at the Riverside Stadium so the fans could come along and see the players in training. Jelle Vossen
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7:02am Friday 12th September 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH head coach Aitor Karanka insists he wouldn’t have it any other way, despite facing several selection dilemmas this weekend.

Blackman won't start at Huddersfield, reveals Karanka

The Northern Echo:

1:59pm Thursday 11th September 2014

AITOR KARANKA will resist starting on loan goalkeeper Jamal Blackman at Huddersfield Town on Saturday, but insists the Chelsea youngster will play a part on Teesside.

Vossen feeling fit and raring to go ahead of Boro bow

The Northern Echo: Belgian buy: Jelle Vossen scored in a training match at the Riverside and now he is looking to shine in the Championship. Picture: Doug Moody

6:43am Thursday 11th September 2014

JELLE VOSSEN has warned Championship defences he is fit and raring to go in a Middlesbrough shirt this weekend after spending his first ten days on Teesside.

Boro boss offers no guarantees in battle for keeper spot following Chelsea man's arrival

The Northern Echo: Tomas Mejias

7:02am Wednesday 10th September 2014

AITOR KARANKA was desperate for a different goalkeeper to increase competition for places as he looks to make Middlesbrough to be a tighter unit in the Championship – and he is no mood to offer long-term guarantees.

Fit-again Woodgate pleased with Boro's summer signings

The Northern Echo: Middlesbrough's Jonathan Woodgate out jumps Oldham Athletic's Jonson Clarke-Harris

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7:02am Tuesday 9th September 2014

JONATHAN WOODGATE is in line to return from injury when Middlesbrough travel to face Huddersfield Town on Saturday.

Boro boss prepared to change his way to boost promotion hopes

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

7:02am Monday 8th September 2014

AITOR KARANKA insists he is prepared to mix things up in his attempt to turn Middlesbrough in to genuine promotion contenders.

Jelle Vossen hungry to achieve more at Boro after success in Belgium

The Northern Echo: Middlesbrough Football Club held an open training session in the shape of a full scale practice match at the Riverside Stadium so the fans could come along and see the players in training. Jelle Vossen
5/9/14 Pic Doug Moody Photography (10064285)

7:03am Saturday 6th September 2014

JELLE VOSSEN wants to repay everyone connected with Middlesbrough for persuading him to move to Teesside by succeeding in the next chapter of a career already boasting a string of honours.

Boro new boys train in front of fans - and Vossen scores

The Northern Echo:

10:43am Friday 5th September 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH'S exciting deadline day signing Jelle Vossen has started training in front of the fans at an open training session.

Ben Gibson thinks Boro form will keep him in England plans

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

10:48am Thursday 4th September 2014

BEN GIBSON thinks forcing his way back in to the Middlesbrough first team picture after injury could be just the ticket for spending next summer at the European Under-21s Championships.

Boro boy Ben Gibson set for England trips

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

12:49pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH’S Ben Gibson has officially been included in the England Under-21s squad for the European Championships qualifiers with Lithuania and Moldova this week.

Steele eager to put difficult spell behind him at Blackburn

The Northern Echo: THIRD CHOICE: Jason Steele

7:02am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

JASON Steele insists he did not fall out with head coach Aitor Karanka, but the Middlesbrough goalkeeper revealed he feels “raw” after leaving to join Blackburn on loan.

Middlesbrough announce open training session at the Riverside

The Northern Echo: Middlesbrough Football Club

4:32pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH have announced they will hold an open training session at the Riverside Stadium this Friday.

Middlesbrough happy with their hat-trick of deadline day arrivals

The Northern Echo:

12:04am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH took their summer recruitment drive to 11 with the capture of attacking duo Jelle Vossen and Yanic Wildschut yesterday, while Jason Steele has joined Blackburn Rovers on a season-long loan.

Steele leaves Boro, who sign England Under-19 keeper as replacement

11:10pm Monday 1st September 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH goalkeeper Jason Steele has joined Blackburn Rovers on a season-long, while Aitor Karanka has brought in Chelsea’s England Under-19 keeper Jamal Blackman as his replacement.

Vossen expresses his relief after finally joining Middlesbrough

The Northern Echo:

5:04pm Monday 1st September 2014

NEW Middlesbrough striker Jelle Vossen has expressed his relief after finally completing his move to the Riverside Stadium.

Middlesbrough new boy Wildschut hopes to follow in Zenden's footsteps

The Northern Echo:

2:38pm Monday 1st September 2014

NEW Middlesbrough signing Yanic Wildschut aims to emulate fellow Dutchman Bolo Zenden and be a hit on Teesside following his move from Heerenveen.

Middlesbrough confirm Vossen capture on season-long loan

The Northern Echo:

2:14pm Monday 1st September 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH have confirmed the signing of Belgian striker Jelle Vossen on a season-long loan from Genk.

Middlesbrough complete €800,000 capture of Wildschut

The Northern Echo:

11:09am Monday 1st September 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH have completed their first signing of transfer-deadline day with the arrival of winger Yanic Wildschut from Dutch side Heerenveen.

Match Analysis: Middlesbrough 0 Reading 1

The Northern Echo:

7:00am Monday 1st September 2014

INTERNATIONAL breaks can be a hindrance so early in the season, but this one has come at exactly the right time for Middlesbrough.

Middlesbrough close in on Vossen and Wildschut

The Northern Echo:

7:00am Monday 1st September 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH are hopeful of completing a loan deal for long-term target Jelle Vossen before tonight’s transfer deadline – and the striker may not be the only late arrival at the Riverside.

Middlesbrough close in on long-term target Vossen

The Northern Echo: Middlesbrough FC

7:34pm Saturday 30th August 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH are hoping to tie up a deal for Belgium striker Jelle Vossen in the next 48 hours.

Match Report: Middlesbrough 0 Reading 1

The Northern Echo: Middlesbrough FC

5:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH suffered their second successive league defeat at the Riverside after losing 1-0 to Reading.

Middlesbrough boss backs Mejias - and tells Steele he is free to leave

7:03am Saturday 30th August 2014

AITOR KARANKA has reiterated his support for under-fire Middlesbrough goalkeeper Tomas Mejias, and told Jason Steele he is free to leave in the final three days of the transfer window.

Bamford promises to deliver goals to the Riverside

The Northern Echo: NEW BOY: Patrick Bamford has joined Middlesbrough on a season-long loan from Chelsea (Picture courtesy of Middlesbrough FC)

6:54pm Friday 29th August 2014

PATRICK BAMFORD has pledged to deliver goals after his season-long loan to Middlesbrough was finally completed this evening.

Middlesbrough finally sign Chelsea striker Patrick Bamford on loan

The Northern Echo:

5:55pm Friday 29th August 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH have finally confirmed the signing of Chelsea striker Patrick Bamford on a season-long loan.

Middlesbrough set to leave it late in the transfer window again, hints Karanka after signing up Spurs starlet – with Chelsea's Bamford close

The Northern Echo:

7:02am Friday 29th August 2014

AITOR KARANKA has vowed that Middlesbrough will be working up to ‘the last second’ of the transfer window to strengthen their squad.

Press conference update: Karanka pleased with Fredericks signing

The Northern Echo: TAKING RESPONSIBILITY: After nine months in charge of Middlesbrough, Aitor Karanka accepts he will have no excuses if things do not go to plan this season

4:32pm Thursday 28th August 2014

AITOR KARANKA believes the loan signing of Ryan Fredericks will provide essential competition to Damia Abella this season.

Middlesbrough sign Tottenham starlet on loan

The Northern Echo: Middlesbrough boro logo badge

12:24pm Thursday 28th August 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH have brought full-back Ryan Fredericks on a season-long loan from Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur.

Middlesbrough star desperate to turn around his dreadful cup form

The Northern Echo:

7:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

FOR all that he scored two goals against Preston on Tuesday night, it is safe to say Lee Tomlin has not developed a reputation as a cup specialist just yet.

Middlesbrough boss cannot allow stubbornness or loyalty to dictate his goalkeeping decisions

The Northern Echo: Tomas Mejias

3:33pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

AITOR KARANKA is in the fortunate position of having three talented goalkeepers on his books – but in the eyes of many Middlesbrough supporters, the Spanish head coach is backing the least reliable of the trio as his number one.

Karanka remains confident over Bamford deal

The Northern Echo:

12:20pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

AITOR KARANKA remains confident Patrick Bamford will be confirmed as a Middlesbrough player in time to play against Reading at the weekend.

Match Ratings: Middlesbrough 3 Preston 1

The Northern Echo:

7:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Ratings and statistics from Middlesbrough's 3-1 win over Preston

Match Analysis: Middlesbrough 3 Preston 1

The Northern Echo:

9:46pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

ANOTHER Capital One Cup game against lower-league opposition, another comfortable win. If Middlesbrough keep getting draws like their first two this season, they’ll be heading to Wembley in March.



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