Karanka Looks To Unite Players Ahead Of Norwich Clash

STICK TOGETHER: Boro boss Aitor Karanka insists the players need to keep going as they are (Photo courtesy of Evening Gazette)

Middlesbrough look to make it one defeat from 11 as they take on Norwich City in one of the biggest games of the season.

Boro go into this game a point ahead of the East Anglians as the Championship table becomes increasingly tighter as the games go on.

A defeat for Boro could see them fall into seventh place but a win may well propel them to the top of the table for the first time this season.

Norwich have fallen to sixth place in a recent bad spell but this game could very well shape Boro’s season as they seek to continue their sparkling run of form.

Head coach Aitor Karanka admitted it will be a tough week with Boro facing high flying Bournemouth on Saturday but the team remains fully focused on the game tomorrow night.

He said: “We have won the game at Rotheram which was always going to be difficult. And we have two important games at Norwich and Bournemouth,

“But our focus is on tomorrow night at Norwich. It will be a difficult game because they are a Premier League club.

“We beat Fulham and Cardiff but I am confident because we normally do well against those teams.”

Karanka added that is still a lot of work today in this long Championship season and it still remains very tight at the top.

He added: “I said after the Rotheram game its amazing right now but there is still a long way so we have to keep working in the same way.

“We are going to have very good moments and very bad moments but we need to stick together.”

In other news, Middlesbrough winger Adam Reach has signed a new four-and-a-half year deal with the club which keeps him at the club until 2019.

He’s been rewarded with his first long term deal after some sparkling performances and holding down a place in the Boro team.

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