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Agnew: Teessiders' energy is all we need

26 Apr 2017
Middlesbrough's Cristhian Stuani celebrates scoring with team-mates

Middlesbrough head coach says Riverside Stadium support can have huge bearing on tonight's match against Sunderland

Steve Agnew says the energy of the home support is all Middlesbrough need to win this evening's Tees-Wear derby against Sunderland.

“It’s a North-East derby, and the passion and the energy that will come from 30,000 Teessiders is everything the players need," Agnew told mfc.co.uk as Boro aim to cut the nine-point gap to 17th place.

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“We have to approach it with intent and fighting spirit. You want to supporters to have an enjoyable night, a vocal night, and walk away from the stadium saying, you know what, that was a fantastic performance."

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