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‘New manager before then please’ – Middlesbrough fans react to club’s FA Cup announcement



Middlesbrough spent big in the summer to ensure an instant return to the Premier League following their relegation last season, but things haven’t quite gone to plan for Garry Monk on Teesside.

Six points off the playoffs approaching the halfway stage of the campaign, Boro had been expected by many to challenge for the title, and the pressure is firmly on Monk to deliver an upturn of results in the coming weeks.

Recent defeats to Bristol City and Derby County have been heavily criticised, with the 3-0 mauling by the Rams at The Riverside Stadium of particular annoyance to Boro fans.

Monk needs a distraction from his side’s league form, and the third round draw of the FA Cup has provided the former Leeds boss with a brief reprieve as he prepares his men for the visit of Ipswich Town on Saturday afternoon.

Boro have been handed a home tie against fierce local rivals Sunderland, with the Teessiders looking to make it five wins on the bounce against their neighbours.

Fans took to Twitter to have their say on the draw…

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