Boro Missing The Local Passion?

Last updated : 19 March 2009 By Boro Mad

Davies, now a Stoke player, has just returned from a loan spell at Preston as he worked his way back to fitness following a knee injury.

Andrew Davies: "A lot of Middlesbrough boys have left the club who maybe gave that extra 10 per cent.

"They were replaced by players who maybe don't give that extra 10 per cent in the kind of situation they are now in.

"Maybe it would be different for Middlesbrough if they still had those local lads, players like your James Morrisons and Lee Cattermole.

"The Middlesbrough game has probably come a bit too soon, but I'm certainly here to try to help Stoke stay in this division.

"It has been a tough season personally and to get some games in between now and the end of the season would be great."