FA Cup The Saviour To Boro's Season!

Last updated : 19 February 2009 By Boro Mad

Stewart Downing: "A good cup run can spark things.

"Under Steve McClaren we did it, we had a good cup run and secured safety and it means a lot [to score]."

"We're creating chances week-in week-out and we just don't put them away.

"He's [Afonso Alves] on fire in training and it's only a matter of time before he gets a few, it's a team game and if he doesn't step up then others have to.

"It's not all just about Afonso, there's pressure on him because he's the main striker and we paid a lot of money for him but we have to put him in the space to score goals and hopefully he will do."