Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

It's Time to Show Attitude - Boss

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

It's Time to Show Attitude - Boss

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Byline: By ERIC PAYLOR

BORO boss Gareth Southgate has battled to inject a new steely mental approach into his squad over the weekend.

It means that he will put the accent on attitude in tonight's testing game at Manchester United (8pm), rather than making wholesale changes.

Southgate, pictured, told the Evening Gazette: "I considered making a lot of changes for the Everton game but in the end kept them to a minimum.

"I wanted Pogi back in the middle and Gary O'Neil in the side, and we did that, with Mido coming back as well.

"Obviously I have looked at further changes tonight after what happened against Everton on Boxing Day.

"But it's a tough game and the important thing is to stick with the players who I feel are best equipped to get us a result.

"We have to set out with the right approach and get a bit of consistency about ourselves."

He added: "We have thought long and hard about Old Trafford over the last few days. …

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