Boro boss Jonathan Woodgate shares his opinion of West Brom ahead of Championship clash

Middlesbrough Head Coach Jonathan Woodgate speaks to the press after the Sky Bet Championship match between Middlesbrough and Preston North End at the Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough, UK...

The Baggies will travel to Teesside this weekend as Slaven Bilic's table-topping WBA charges will face Jonathan Woodgate's struggling Boro side.

Middlesbrough Head Coach Jonathan Woodgate speaks to the press after the Sky Bet Championship match between Middlesbrough and Preston North End at the Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough, UK...

Middlesbrough manager Jonathan Woodgate has given his opinion of upcoming opponents West Bromwich Albion ahead of their Championship clash this weekend, earmarking the players he feels could be dangerous when the two sides lock horns (Boro YouTube channel).

The Teessiders host the Baggies at the Riverside Stadium on Saturday afternoon hoping to recover from their poor form prior to the international break, which included three defeats from their last four league games and saw them edge close to the relegation zone.

 

Meanwhile, Slaven Bilic's charges are at the top of the table, have won four of their last six matches and are the second highest scorers in the league (21) - only Preston North End (23) have notched more (official West Brom website).

"West Brom are a good team and they've started really well," Woodgate told the Boro media team. "They've got some fantastic players, especially going forward on the front end of the pitch. I believe on any day our players can be just as good as them - just at the minute we're not showing it, but we will show it, I'm convinced on that."

Slaven Bilic the head coach

When asked later on to elaborate on the Baggies threat, he added: "They are really good going forward... Grady Diangana, Kyle Edwards, (Matheus) Pereira... Charlie Austin, (Kenneth) Zohore... they've got some top players."

Middlesbrough have won two, drawn two and lost two at home so far this season and they have not been defeated in the North East by Albion for a decade, with their last loss the 5-0 loss back in September 2009 (official West Brom website).

A general view of the Riverside stadium before the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Semi Final:First Leg match between Middlesbrough and Aston Villa at Riverside Stadium on May 12, 2018 in...

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