Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

George: We Can Get the Job Done in April

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

George: We Can Get the Job Done in April

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Byline: Philip Tallentire Boro Editor philip.tallentire@trinitymirror.com

GEORGE Friend sees no reason why Boro can't clinch automatic promotion in what he's termed a "ridiculous" April.

The Sky Bet Championship fixtures will come thick and fast next month for Boro, who will play eight of their remaining nine games before May Day starting with a trip to QPR this Friday night.

Boro go into that sequence of matches third in the table with a game in hand on secondplaced Brighton.

Friend (pictured) says the first team squad is benefitting from the international break that followed the club's crucial 1-0 victory over Hull on March 18.

"When you win a game like that you want another coming quickly, but then the weekend comes and your body is a bit sore," he told www.mfc.co.uk.

"You look at the fixtures we've got coming up, and you think that the break was welldeserved and good preparation for this busy period.

"We've got eight games coming up in a month, which is ridiculous, so it was good to have a bit of a break, then fly into those games and pick up points. …

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