Boro Squad At Its Limits As Defeats Start To Bite

Last updated : 22 January 2010 By Boro Mad

Results have been shocking of late, and Strachan is having to come to terms with the loss of more players.

Rhys Williams is the latest major injury worry after an injection failed to improve his ongoing pelvic muscle problem.

Jeremie Aliadiere is back on the treatment table after limping off with a new ankle injury at Sheffield United.

Mark Yeates has gone in a £300,000 move.

However, Leroy Lita is back after suspension for Saturday’s rearranged game against Swansea City at the Riverside.

Gordon Strachan: “We’ve had an horrific run of injuries.

“It’s stretching us. I know I have to bring in more people.

“I have to make the team more balanced. I have to make it more whole as a team.

“Fortunately I know what needs to be done. I’ve been in management for 13 years.

“Tough, of course it’s tough. I wouldn’t like to be a new manager in this situation.

“It’s not nice. But I have to deal with it, and I will deal with it.”