Bournemouth continued their poor run as they made it six games without a win in one of the close football scores of the midweek action in the Championship. In a game of few chances, Andraz Sporar scored a penalty after Jaidon Anthony brought down Isiah Jones in the 53rd minute. Scott Parker and his boys missed the chance to go above Fulham at the table.
Middlesbrough’s Chris Wilder: “We talked about the balance and the depth of the squad, and Neil [Taylor] knows what it’s all about with the professional that he is, and the way he’s had to look after himself. He’s played a couple of games with the under-23s – 45 and then 60 minutes – and it’s his work on the training ground, and away from things as well, that has given him the opportunity to produce a performance like that.”
Bournemouth’s Scott Parker: “You have to weather these moments, and understand there’s always going to be a bit of a blip and some adversity along the way. We’re right among that at this present moment in time. Are we the team we were six or seven weeks ago? No, of course not. I think you can see that. I think there’s definitely an element of us looking a little bit unconfident as well at the moment. We just look a little bit jaded from where we were, due to results really as well as a mindset. My job and my staff’s job is to keep that belief, keep working and keep understanding.”
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