Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Football: Ugo Backs Boro's Blend; in Association With: WWW.Msvsport.Com

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Football: Ugo Backs Boro's Blend; in Association With: WWW.Msvsport.Com

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Byline: By ADAM STEEL

UGO Ehiogu is backing Boro to beat Cardiff tomorrow - and go all the way to the FA Cup Final if they get a kind draw.

The former pounds 8m Boro defender and Carling Cup winner watched fromthe bench as his current club Sheffield United lost last week's fifth round replay at the Riverside.

Ehiogu was impressed by Boro's blend of youth and experience, especially rookies Seb Hines and Jonathan Grounds, and feels they have got a good chance of booking a place in this year's silverware showdown at Wembley.

"I fancy their chances against Cardiff, especially at home and then with the semi-final it's about confidence on the day," he said.

"With a kind draw it could be a trip to a Wembley final.

"It's good to see some of the young boys coming through and playing well. I thought Seb was probably the pick of the bunch against us. …

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