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Middlesbrough boss eyes maximum points in remaining games



Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka targets 12 points from a possible 12 as he pushes for an automatic promotion place.

Aitor Karanka wants maximum points

Aitor Karanka wants maximum points

Boro host play-off chasers Wolves on Tuesday and they will want to keep in touch with Bournemouth and Norwich, who are currently in the automatic promotion places.

Karanka’s side are currently placed in fourth spot, behind Watford, who are on the same points with Norwich.

Now Karanka wants his team to win all four of their remaining matches as he looks to get promoted in his first season in the Championship.

“We have to win our games,” Karanka told the Guardian.

“I think by winning four games we will get promotion, but it is very difficult. We have to forget the other teams and just concentrate on our games. We will prepare to win each game but you never know. At this stage of the season every single point is important.”

Boro will have to bank on at least two of the clubs ahead of them to slip up, to give them the opening into one of the automatic promotion places.

Karanka will feel confident heading into their home game with Wolves considering the fact they have won all five of their last home matches.

And with Chelsea loanee Patrick Bamford firing on all cylinders anything is possible as he has scored five goals in his last six games.

But something, which has kept Boro in the mix at the top of the table, is their defence.

As they have conceded 11 goals fewer than anyone in the division and this is down to their formidable home form after only shipping 11 goals in 21 matches at the Riverside this season.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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