Boro Still Waiting For Alves To Light The Touchpaper!

Last updated : 19 February 2009 By Boro Mad

The Brazilian, who arrived at the Riverside from Heerenveen just over a year ago, has suffered a lean spell in front of goal this term with Boro embroiled in a relegation dogfight.

Brad Jones: "He's working so hard. He's changed his game a bit to suit the boys. Internally we all notice it and I hope the fans do as well.

"He's putting a lot more work in and putting the defence under pressure, running down the channels and getting shots off.

"Maybe he's not getting the goals, but he'll get his reward soon."

Saturday 21st February 2009  
Middlesbrough  v  Wigan Athletic 15.00

Wednesday 25th February 2009  
FA Challenge Cup Fifth Round replay 
Middlesbrough v West Ham 20.00
Saturday 28th February 2009   
Middlesbrough  v  Liverpool 15.00
Wednesday 04th March 2009  
Tottenham  v  Middlesbrough 20.00
Saturday 14th March 2009  
Middlesbrough  v  Portsmouth 15.00
Saturday 21st March 2009  
Stoke City  v  Middlesbrough 15.00
Saturday 04th April 2009  
Bolton  v  Middlesbrough 15.00
Saturday 11th April 2009  
Middlesbrough  v  Hull City 15.00
Saturday 18th April 2009  
Middlesbrough  v  Fulham 15.00
Saturday 25th April 2009  
Arsenal  v  Middlesbrough 15.00
Saturday 02nd May 2009  
Middlesbrough  v  Man Utd 15.00
Saturday 09th May 2009  
Newcastle  v  Middlesbrough 15.00
Saturday 16th May 2009  
Middlesbrough  v  Aston Villa 15.00
Sunday 24th May 2009  
West Ham  v  Middlesbrough 16.00