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Monk expecting difficult game against ‘decent’ Scunthorpe side

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Middlesborough boss Garry Monk says he is expecting a tough game when Scunthorpe United visit in the second round of the Carabao Cup this evening.

“The game will be tough because Scunthorpe are a decent side. They’re organised, and they’ve got their threats we are aware of, but we focus on ourselves”, he told Middlesborough’s Official Website.

“We have to try and improve on our mistakes, which we are working hard on, and we try and do things better each game. It’ll be a difficult game, but it’s one we want to win.”

Monk is looking for a response from his side after they fell to defeat at Nottingham Forest at the weekend and is considering changes having named an unchanged side for the last three games.

“Winning breeds confidence and we want to react after a negative result. It’s an important game for us because you want a cup run and we want a reaction from the weekend and to get a win.

 

“You have to look at each game separately and what team can do justice.

“This is the reason you have a squad. All those players in that dressing room will be used in the league and cups. We try and select a team to win each game.”

Written by Matt Blanchard

Part of the team since 2007, before becoming editor in 2013. Undertaken the role of match summariser during Scunthorpe United live match commentaries for BBC Radio Humberside. Seasonal contributor to football titles FourFourTwo and When Saturday Comes and a finalist at the Football Blogging Awards in 2014.

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