Mowbray hopeful on play-offs
Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray is optimistic about making the Championship play-offs, despite losing two straight league matches.
Boro are now without a win in eight, a run that has seen them slip out of the top six following defeats to promotion rivals Cardiff and Hull.
The Teesside club welcome Derby County to the Riverside on Saturday, a team who have play-off dreams of their own and Mowbray is targeting a win against Nigel Clough's side.
He told BBC Tees: "If we win on Saturday we might find ourselves in the top six, we might be a point off it.
"Then, if we beat Doncaster on Tuesday - which you have to think is a must-win game - on the back of that you'd like to think you'd be in the top six and then you've got two games to keep you in there."
Middlesbrough are two points adrift of the play-off places with four Championship games remaining this term.