Boro Are On The Ropes!

Last updated : 13 May 2009 By Boro Mad
Southgate: "We are in a very difficult situation now.

"It's out of our hands. We've got two games left. We have to do what we can.

"But things have conspired against us just when we needed something to go our way.

"The players did everything they could last night. On another day it could have been different, especially after we took the lead. But it wasn't our night, in many ways.

"Alves' injury was symptomatic of what has been happening to us.

"We always seem to be battling against situations. It was a cynical foul. there was no attempt to play the ball.

"I think it was a crucial moment in the game, and it was us who paid the price.

"We are just waiting for it to settle down a little bit. We'll know today or tomorrow on Wheater.

"Depending on the results of the tests, he will either play against Aston Villa or be ruled out for the season."