Middlesbrough’s Emnes wants to keep scoring goals - starting at Leeds Utd

Marvin Emnes
Marvin Emnes

MARVIN Emnes wants to keep scoring goals to repay manager Tony Mowbray for helping rediscover his confidence – starting with tomorrow’s clash against Leeds United (Kick off 3pm), writes LIAM MUIR.

This time last season, the Dutch striker didn’t look like featuring in Gordon Strachan’s plans and was an unused sub in their first round Carling Cup win against Chesterfield.

Twelve months on and Emnes grabbed his first hat-trick for the club in their 3-0 midweek victory against Walsall, taking his season tally to four goals in two games.

And, ahead of the trip to Elland Road, he told SportMail: “Firstly, I have to make sure I keep scoring goals, I have to play good football and try to help the team.

“Secondly, I want to go up with Middlesbrough. I think we are a Premier League club and that’s the level we should be at.”

Since his return from a loan spell at Swansea City last season Emnes has become a crowd favourite and was pivotal towards the end of the last campaign as Boro lost just once in 12 games.

He added: “What changed? That’s simple – a different manager.

“He has given me confidence, that is the number one thing. With that I want to play. I have been given the chance to play and have done well.”

Full story in Friday’s Mail