Football - Back to basics for Boro - Mowbray

Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray has gone back to basics in an attempt to end a damaging run of four successive npower Championship defeats.

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The Teessiders host Barnsley on Saturday desperate to halt a slide which has seen them slip off the pace in the race for automatic promotion.

Mowbray told the club's official website, "Sometimes defeats concentrate the mind and training has been very focused and professional.

"We have been trying to get back to basics and some real hard work. I spend a lot of time looking at what we are doing and how we are training, and we have changed a few things.

"We are always looking for reasons, but it's difficult to put your finger on it.

"We have to get back to winning ways. There's not a lot wrong apart from that confidence is not where it would be if we had won the last four games."

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