Boro Legend Rubs Salt Into The Wound!

Last updated : 19 January 2009 By Boro Mad

Mowbray: "We are off the bottom but getting out of the bottom three is a more crucial psychological barrier to overcome and we are going to have win a few more games to make that happen.

"In Premier League games you have to win back to back games to get out of trouble. No-one at our club is thinking we have achieved anything.

"We have given ourselves a chance by bringing the rest of the league back towards us a little bit and we will enjoy the second half of the season.

"There are some fixtures we can look forward with, total respect to them, against the likes of Sunderland, Newcastle, Wigan and Bolton, the sort of teams who are in and around us.

"They have all still to come to the Hawthorns and they are games, if we are right on the day, we can win.

"We are delighted with the result. It was a big game for both clubs. Sometimes games of football can run for you - and I think today ran for us a little bit.

"Middlesbrough deserve a lot of credit for the way they played, particularly in the first half. You could see the quality footballers they have got and we were hanging in there a little bit during that time.

"They had the extra man in midfield and when you have got quality players in midfield, they can give you problems and they did that in the first half.

"In the second half, we sorted it out a little bit better and then came the sending-off and ultimately the game was finished.

"We could have scored a few more goals at the end which would have been harsh on them but we are happy with the three points and the result.

"We have had many a game this season when we have played particularly well and got nothing."