Dowson returns for Darlington

Darlington and Stockton Times: BACK IN ACTION: Darlington’s David Dowson

9:11am Friday 24th October 2014

Darlington will finally welcome David Dowson back into the squad when they face Burscough at Heritage Park tomorrow.

Karanka insists Boro can cope without captain Grant

Darlington and Stockton Times: Middlesbrough's Manager Aitor Karanka gives words of encouragement to Grant Leadbitter

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7:02am Friday 24th October 2014

AITOR Karanka is confident Middlesbrough can cope without Grant Leadbitter tomorrow and will not accept the captain’s absence as an excuse for a bad result against Watford.

Karanka: Watford the ideal test after Wolves defeat

Darlington and Stockton Times:

2:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

AFTER suffering a disappointing defeat against Wolves on Tuesday night, Middlesbrough head coach Aitor Karanka sees Saturday’s visit of second-placed Watford as the ideal game to test his team’s mettle.

'We are good enough to target the top two' claims defender after Boro set-back

Darlington and Stockton Times: Returning: Adam Clayton should take his place in the Boro midfield against Watford

6:10am Thursday 23rd October 2014

GEORGE FRIEND has responded to the set-back of losing for the first time since August by admitting that Middlesbrough are targeting a top two spot in the promotion race this season.

Darlington looking to strengthen squad

Darlington and Stockton Times: LOOKING TO STRENGTHEN: Darlington manager Martin Gray. Picture: TIM HICKMAN

9:11am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Darlington are looking to strengthen their wafer-thin squad, manager Martin Gray has revealed, but admits to facing problems when attempting to lure players to the club.

Trio of Middlesbrough writers come back to their roots for talk

Darlington and Stockton Times: TALKING SPORT: Harry Pearson, the author who wrote 'The Far Corner'

4:51pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A HAT trick of North-East football writers will be holding a discussion on the beautiful game and their writing ahead of this Saturday’s Middlesbrough match.

It's my fault, admits Karanka as Boro spurn chance to go top of the Championship

Darlington and Stockton Times: FRUSTRATION: Middlesborough's Adam Reach looks dejected after missing a chance to score Picture: Action Images / Alex Morton

10:48pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

AITOR KARANKA thinks he has to take the blame after watching Middlesbrough’s seven-match unbeaten run come to an end in frustrating fashion at Wolverhampton Wanderers last night.

Match Report: Wolves 2 Middlesbrough 0

Darlington and Stockton Times:

9:47pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

AFTER going seven matches without losing in the Championship, Middlesbrough were given a firm reminder of how just how tough it will be to force their way in to the automatic promotion spots at Molineux.

Team news: Four changes for Boro at Wolves

Darlington and Stockton Times: IN ACTION: Kenneth Omeruo in action for Middlesbrough

7:28pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

KENNETH OMERUO has returned to the Middlesbrough starting line-up as one of four changes by Aitor Karanka.

Aitor Karanka will ignore any promotion talk as Middlesbrough look to make it eight unbeaten at Wolves

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7:02am Tuesday 21st October 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH could go top of the Championship with a win at Wolves tonight, but head coach Aitor Karanka insists he will ignore any of the hype surrounding his team’s promotion chances.

Spennymoor and Darlington make changes for cup tie

Darlington and Stockton Times: DEBUT: Matty Lovegreen made his first start on Saturday for Darlington. Picture: TIM HICKMAN

9:12am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Spennymoor Town and Darlington will both select under-strength teams when they meet this evening in the Durham Challenge Cup.

Adomah and Tomlin fit to face Wolves, but Clayton likely to miss out

Darlington and Stockton Times: HAPPY: Adam Clayton admits Middlesbrough's narrow win will give the squad a boost

2:26pm Monday 20th October 2014

ALBERT ADOMAH and Lee Tomlin are fit to face Wolves tomorrow night, but Middlesbrough head coach Aitor Karanka has revealed Adam Clayton could miss out through injury.

Quakers maintain momentum with seventh win

Darlington and Stockton Times: IN FORM: Leon Scott, left, celebrates with Alan White after the defender scored his third goal in as many games. Picture: TIM HICKMAN

9:10am Monday 20th October 2014

The personality of the Darlington team could be seen in their low-key reaction to a seventh successive victory on Saturday.

Match Analysis: Brighton 1 Middlesbrough 2

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:00am Monday 20th October 2014

AS a born-and-bred Teessider, Ben Gibson can gauge the state of Middlesbrough’s fortunes by the amount of calls and messages to his mobile phone. If his family and friends want to speak to him, things must be going well. If he’s getting the cold shoulder, it’s a safe bet results haven’t been quite as positive.

Match Ratings: Brighton 1 Middlesbrough 2

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:00am Monday 20th October 2014

Match ratings and statistics from Middlesbrough's 2-1 win at Brighton

Ayala develops into integral member of Boro's first-choice backline

Darlington and Stockton Times: Dated: 30/09/2014
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7:00am Monday 20th October 2014

ONLY one of Middlesbrough’s defenders has started the club’s last five matches, so while Aitor Karanka continues to rotate the majority of his squad members, it is becoming increasingly clear that he views Daniel Ayala as a key part of his strongest selection.

Adomah highlights pace as a key to Middlesbrough's recent success

Darlington and Stockton Times: Storm: Middlesbrough's Albert Adomah scored at Huddersfield on his way to grabbing 12 goals

4:15pm Sunday 19th October 2014

ALBERT ADOMAH has highlighted the pace of Middlesbrough’s attacking players as a key factor in the club’s recent run of success.

Tomlin's injury to be assessed today - but Middlesbrough team-mate Adomah is okay

Darlington and Stockton Times: FINISHING THE NIGHT OFF IN STYLE: Lee Tomlin strikes to secure the 3-1 victory

10:07am Sunday 19th October 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH'S medical staff will assess Lee Tomlin's leg injury later today after the forward was forced off at the half-time interval of yesterday's 2-1 win at Brighton.

Darlington claim magnificent seventh successive win

Darlington and Stockton Times:

6:01pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Radcliffe Borough 0 Darlington 2

Match Report: Brighton 1 Middlesbrough 2

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:03pm Saturday 18th October 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH climbed to third in the Championship table as another polished away display resulted in a convincing 2-1 win over Brighton.

White wants Darlington to maintain momentum

Darlington and Stockton Times: ON THE DEFENSIVE: Alan White, centre, and Gary Brown form part of a Darlington defence that has kept seven clean sheets in 14 league matches. Picture: TIM HICKMAN

9:10am Saturday 18th October 2014

While promotion is Darlington's clear priority, progress in the FA Trophy would help maintain the momentum created with six successive wins, believes defender Alan White.

Karanka admits he cannot keep his Middlesbrough strikers happy

Darlington and Stockton Times: FINISHING THE NIGHT OFF IN STYLE: Lee Tomlin strikes to secure the 3-1 victory

7:03am Saturday 18th October 2014

AITOR KARANKA admits it is “impossible” to keep all of his strikers happy, but the Middlesbrough head coach is not about to abandon his preferred policy of regularly rotating his forward line.

Boro boss Karanka reveals depth of friendship with Spurs counterpart Pochettino

Darlington and Stockton Times: CLOSE TIES: Middlesbrough head coach Aitor Karanka has revealed he is close friends with Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

7:03am Friday 17th October 2014

THE strength of Aitor Karanka’s relationship with Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho might be well known, but Middlesbrough’s head coach has revealed his friendship with Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is almost as close.

Boro warned not to underestimate Brighton despite their poor start

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

STATISTICALLY, their opponents are the most out-of-form team in the whole of the Football League, but George Friend has warned his Middlesbrough team-mates not to underestimate Brighton when the two sides meet at the Amex Stadium this afternoon.

Darlington midfielder to miss two months

Darlington and Stockton Times: EARLY EXIT: Darlington's Graeme Armstrong is treated before going off during Wednesday's 2-0 win over Ossett Albion at Heritage Park  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

9:11am Friday 17th October 2014

Darlington will be without Jordan Robinson for up to two months due to the serious facial injuries suffered last weekend.

Youth policy was key to Velkjovic's Middlesbrough move

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:25pm Thursday 16th October 2014

MILOS VELJKOVIC has revealed that Aitor Karanka's willingness to give young players a chance was a key factor behind his decision to join Middlesbrough on loan.

Karanka delighted to welcome Spurs youngster into the Middlesbrough fold

Darlington and Stockton Times:

2:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

AITOR KARANKA is delighted to have completed the loan signing of Milos Veljkovic, with the teenager’s versatility having been a key factor in the Middlesbrough head coach’s decision to bring him to the Riverside.

Friend lauds Boro's squad strength - as Karanka prepares to add another Tottenham youngster

Darlington and Stockton Times: STRONG SQUAD: George Friend would not swap the current Middlesbrough squad for any other in the Championship

7:04am Thursday 16th October 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH are set to complete the loan signing of Tottenham youngster Milos Veljkovic later today - but George Friend says he already wouldn’t swap the current Boro squad for any other in the Championship.

Match Analysis: Darlington 2 Ossett Albion 0

Darlington and Stockton Times:

10:18pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

DARLINGTON scored a goal in each half to record their sixth successive win against Ossett Albion at Heritage Park and go back to the top of the table.

Robinson unavailable as Darlington aim to reclaim top spot

Darlington and Stockton Times:

9:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

Darlington will be without Jordan Robinson for this evening’s match with Ossett Albion as he needs an operation on the facial injuries sustained at the weekend.

Boro defender stars as England youngsters make Euro finals

Darlington and Stockton Times: Dated: 20/09/2014
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7:22pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH defender Ben Gibson played a starring role as England Under-21s qualified for next summer's European Championships courtesy of a 2-1 victory over Croatia in the second leg of their play-off.

Bamford chose England over Ireland despite family calls

Darlington and Stockton Times: Celebration: Patrick Bamford scored his second goal for Boro at Anfield on Tuesday

7:02am Tuesday 14th October 2014

PATRICK BAMFORD can help England Under-21s qualify for next summer’s European Championships tonight, but the Middlesbrough striker admits his family have tried to persuade him to switch allegiances.

Darlington captain Brown gets to grips with new role

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9:13am Monday 13th October 2014

Darlington captain Gary Brown is still getting to grips with his new role having been moved to right-back this season, though he has revealed it’s a position he played in for the club a decade ago.

Match Analysis: Prescot 0 Darlington 2

Darlington and Stockton Times: (11370292)

9:12am Monday 13th October 2014

IF Martin Gray has discovered one thing in 101 league matches as Darlington manager, perhaps it’s how quickly a crisis can be defused.

Boro stay will help Omeruo shine in the Premier League says Ayala

Darlington and Stockton Times:

6:32am Monday 13th October 2014

KENNETH OMERUO has found the Championship to be the perfect stage to showcase he can become a big performer in the Premier League, according to the man standing side-by-side him on the pitch with Middlesbrough this season.

Fifth successive win sees Darlington go top of the table

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:26pm Saturday 11th October 2014

Prescot Cables 0 Darlington 2

Galbraith returns for Darlington at expense of Portas at Prescot

Darlington and Stockton Times:

2:59pm Saturday 11th October 2014

Tom Portas misses his first Darlington game of the season today away to Prescot Cables.

Gray aiming for another century of success

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9:10am Saturday 11th October 2014

After celebrating his 100th league game as Darlington manager with a fourth successive victory, Martin Gray is hoping his next century of games is similarly successful.

Fredericks feeling at home at Boro

Darlington and Stockton Times: Middlesbrough vs Blackpool at the Riverside Stadium Pictured is Boro's Ryan Fredericks and Blackpool's Edu Oriel

7:04am Thursday 9th October 2014

ONLY two seasons ago Ryan Fredericks was plying his trade as an attacking midfielder in the youth team at Tottenham. Now, the 21-year-old is fast establishing himself as one of Aitor Karanka’s most astute summer signings in a different role.

Ticket prices announced for Darlington's trip to Spennymoor

Darlington and Stockton Times:

2:24pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

Ticket prices for Darlington's Durham Challenge Cup tie at Spennymoor Town have been announced.

Karanka thinks new Boro winger will be Yan-tastic

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:01am Wednesday 8th October 2014

AITOR KARANKA thinks Yanic Wildschut has a bright future on Teesside despite struggling to make an impact in the Championship since joining Middlesbrough.

Gibson wants to build on club form by helping Southgate's England

Darlington and Stockton Times: YOUNG LION: Ben Gibson hopes a successful season at Middlesbrough can boost his international chances

7:02am Tuesday 7th October 2014

BEN Gibson believes a strong sense of togetherness is behind Middlesbrough’s recent form, and the young defender is keen to build on a good start to the domestic season by helping England’s Under-21s qualify for next summer’s European Championships.

Match Analysis: Brighouse Town 1 Darlington 3

Darlington and Stockton Times:

10:39pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

AMAR PUREWAL continued his remarkable return from injury by blasting Darlington to a fourth successive win last night at Brighouse Town.

Thompson doubtful for Darlington game at Brighouse

Darlington and Stockton Times:

9:00am Tuesday 7th October 2014

Stephen Thompson is rated as doubtful for Darlington’s game this evening when they head to West Yorkshire intending to make it four wins in a row.

Match Analysis: Darlington 1 Padiham 0

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9:04am Monday 6th October 2014

HAVING gone 1-0 up with only six minutes gone against the bottom-of-the-table team Padiham, it was reasonable to expect another goal glut from a rejuvenated Darlington side.

Boro line up Sunderland match to boost promotion push

Darlington and Stockton Times: MADE PROGRESS: Aitor Karanka believes the core of a successful Middlesbrough team is already in place

7:04am Monday 6th October 2014

AITOR KARANKA has arranged a behind-closed-doors friendly with Sunderland on Thursday to try to keep his players primed for the Championship battle ahead.

Match Analysis: Middlesbrough 2 Fulham 0

Darlington and Stockton Times:

6:52am Monday 6th October 2014

WHEN Aitor Karanka transformed the Middlesbrough squad during the summer, he would not have imagined relying so heavily on the AA to come to his rescue in the Championship promotion race.

Match ratings: Middlesbrough 2 Fulham 0

Darlington and Stockton Times: Star turns: Middlesbrough's Adam Reach and man of the match Albert Adomah

4:36pm Sunday 5th October 2014

Match ratings from this weekend's match between Middlesbrough and Fulham in the Championship.

Boro boss satisfied with win but refuses to get carried away

9:00am Sunday 5th October 2014

AITOR KARANKA thinks Middlesbrough are well placed to build on a positive start to the season after closing the gap to the Championship’s leaders to just a point.

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