Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

I Feared We Might Go Down, Admits McDonald

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

I Feared We Might Go Down, Admits McDonald

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Byline: ANTHONY VICKERS

SMARTING Scott McDonald has revealed he feared the drop as Boro endured the worst run of his career.

The Aussie striker breathed a sigh of relief as big as any fan as Boro beat Nottingham Forest to stop the rot and kill off mounting anxiety on Teesside that Tony Mowbray's team could get dragged into the relegation dogfight.

Now, with safety assured, he admits the nightmare scenario had been the elephant in the room during Boro's slide.

"It wasn't something we ever talked about and the manager has never mentioned it, but I must admit it crossed my mind once or twice," he said.

"These last few months have been the worst of my career, no question. It is the same for everyone probably. From where we were at New Year, you couldn't ever imagine it was happening but it was and it seemed we couldn't do anything to stop it. …

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