Middlesbrough forward Patrick Bamford has explained to The Gazette how side need to play against Wolverhampton Wanderers at home this evening.
Aitor Karanka’s side will host fellow promotion-chasing Wolves at the Riverside Stadium in the Championship this evening.
Boro will head into the game on the back of a 2-0 home victory over Rotherham United and will be many Championship football followers’ favourites to pick up all three points.
Chelsea-owned 21-year-old forward Bamford is not getting complacent and is aware of the threat that the Wanderers pose.
“We’ve got a point to prove against Wolves because they beat us down there and we were very poor on the night,” the youngster told The Gazette. “We want to put that right.
“But we know it won’t be easy as they need a result because they are chasing a play-off place but I think we need it more. And they are difficult to play against, we know that.
“We will have to fight them if necessary and we have to press high and quickly to stop them playing the long balls, cut that out as an easy option for them and then try to impose ourselves.”
Wolves suffered a setback in their quest to finish in the top six of the Championship this season on Saturday, when they went down 2-1 to Birmingham City away from home at St. Andrew’s.
However, one suspects that that defeat will only make Kenny Jackett’s side more determined to get the better of Middlesbrough.
Middlesbrough are currently fourth in the league standings and are just two points behind leaders Bournemouth.
Playing at home will give the Boro players an advantage, and they should be looking to make the most of that and pick up all three points at the Riverside Stadium this season.