Boro boss looks for vital win over Watford

Marvin Emnes (left) and Faris Haroun wear the poppy shirt that will feature against Watford ''Pic by Graham Bell, Middlesbrough FC 3.11.11
Marvin Emnes (left) and Faris Haroun wear the poppy shirt that will feature against Watford ''Pic by Graham Bell, Middlesbrough FC 3.11.11

TONY Mowbray is looking to see Middlesbrough go into the international break on a high by enjoying a televised tea-time treat against Watford (kick-off 5.20pm).

Boro have not registered back-to-back victories since winning on the road at Burnley and Crystal Palace in md-September.

But if Mowbray’s side see off the stuttering Hornets at the Riverside they will be guaranteed to go into the 14-day breather in at least third position.

A home win and a defeat or draw for West Ham at Hull will see Boro move back into the automatic promotion places in the npower Championship.

Mogga is excited at the prospect, especially after seeing his side hit back from last Saturday’s debacle at Southampton with a 3-1 win at Doncaster on Tuesday night thanks to goals by Barry Robson (2) and Marvin Emnes.

“If we take six points from these two games then the disappointment of Southampton will be put well behind us and it will be a nice way to go into the international break,” said Mowbray.

“We know it’s going to be difficult and there will be expectations on us.

“I read a stat this week that we are unbeaten in 14 at home – we have to try to make it 15, hopefully with three points.”

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