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Boro ace Forshaw believes Teessiders still have “a fighting chance” of survival

Date Posted,April 26, 2017

Adam Forshaw insists Middlesbrough still have a “fighting chance” of avoiding relegation.

The Boro midfielder helped Steve Agnew’s side to their first victory since December when they beat Sunderland on Wednesday.

He reckons Boro “owed” the fans the derby win which leaves them six points from safety with four games to go.

Boro play Manchester City at home on Sunday and Agnew reckons a win there would make it game on for survival.

Forshaw said: “We owed something to the fans, and everyone involved. Our performance away at Bournemouth (lost 4-0) wasn’t acceptable by any means.

Forshaw runs away from Khazri (Photo: 2017 Getty Images)

“I think we’ve shown a bit of fight and determination, and I suppose that’s the least we could do.

“We have to show a togetherness. We’ve still got a fighting chance, and we’ve just got to keep going.

“Sometimes maybe confidence levels are low when you’re up against it, and it can be hard to really express yourself, but the minimum is that you work hard and put a shift in for the team.

Marten de Roon celebrates scoring with team mates
Marten de Roon celebrates scoring with team mates in the win over Sunderland (Photo: REUTERS)

“We’ve given ourselves a chance, and that’s all we could do. Hopefully, we can push on now and get something against Manchester City.

“We’ve got a bit of momentum now. It’s obviously been tough at times. It’s massive for your confidence and belief to win again.

“We haven’t done it enough this year. You could see the smiles back on people’s faces after the game, and hopefully that leads to a bit more confidence and belief.”

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