Middlesbrough’s Joe Bennett wants a treble celebration – including FA Cup victory over Sunderland

Joe Bennett would love to beat neighbours Sunderland.
Joe Bennett would love to beat neighbours Sunderland.

JOE Bennett is targeting a treble celebration in the coming weeks.

First, he wants to cement his place in a Middlesbrough side which is continuing to mount a promotion charge towards the Premier League.

There’s also the small matter of the FA Cup fourth-round derby date at North East rivals Sunderland a week on Sunday.

And then there’s the England Under-21 international against Belgium at Bennett’s very own Riverside Stadium in February.

“It’s just been great to be able to get into and then stay in the team,” said the 21-year-old.

Read more of Bennett’s thoughts, plus more in the build-up to the North East FA Cup derby, in today’s Sportmail.