'Nothing To Lose'? We Have Everything To Lose!

Last updated : 03 April 2009 By Boro Mad
Gareth Southgate: "I understand that people will think we are gone, and in some ways that probably helps us because we feel that we have nothing to lose and everything to gain by having a good go in every one of our remaining games.

"We feel that we can give ourselves a great chance of staying up if we can win our next match at Bolton.

"If we are going to do that we have to be brave and be bold. We have to go there and play the kind of football which can get us out of trouble.

"We know that we have to score goals if we want to stay in this league.

"We have created lots of chances this season but our problem has been putting them away.

"We know that we have goal-scorers in our squad and we will have to make sure that we utilise them fully in the last eight games.

"Afonso has suffered from a lack of confidence during the season when the ball hasn't been going in for him, but we know what he can do and hopefully he can be an important player for us in the run-in.

"In fact, we need all our forwards to start producing. We will have to make sure that we adopt an attacking approach in all of our games and that we get the ball into the box and cause problems for the opposition.

"We won't be going gung-ho, because we know that we have to defend well at the same time. But we have quality defenders who can get us clean sheets and they have to do that. Then we must take our chances at the other end of the field.

"As far as we are concerned, there is still a lot to play for. Nobody has given up here. We believe that we are still in there with a fighting chance and it's up to us."