Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Patience Is the Key for Emnes; IN ASSOCIATION WITH SOCCER SENSATIONS

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Patience Is the Key for Emnes; IN ASSOCIATION WITH SOCCER SENSATIONS

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Byline: ERIC PAYLOR

BORO have high hopes for Marvin Emnes - but have no intentions of rushing the 20-year-old Dutch starlet.

Gareth Southgate feels under no pressure to pitch the former Sparta Rotterdam player in at the Premier League deep end.

It means that the fans may have to wait a little longer to see the former Netherlands youth international in regular first team action.

Boro are giving the pounds 3.2m new boy every chance to settle in here, without the added pressures of trying to perform too quickly on a strange stage.

Boro coach Steve Agnew said: "Marvin is still getting used to us and the style of football we play.

"We have already seen his qualities in Holland and that's why he was brought to the club.

"But the Dutch game is different to ours because they play a different style of football, and so Marvin needs time to settle in here.

"It's great that he is able to learn from the bench and eventually he will be ready to have a crack at the Premier League. …

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