Emnes keen on Boro return

Dutchman ready to prove point at Swansea

Emnes: Wants Boro return

Dutch striker Marvin Emnes has not given up hope of making his mark at Middlesbrough.

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The 22-year-old, who joined Boro from Dutch club Sparta Rotterdam in 2008, was frozen out under former manager Gordon Strachan and was shipped out on a month's loan to Championship rivals Swansea.

He hit the ground running on his debut in South Wales, opening the scoring and creating the other in a 2-0 win over Leicester on Saturday.

And Emnes is hoping to use his time at the Liberty Stadium to prove that he can be a hit for the Teesside club, where he is expected to return when his month is up following the exit of Strachan last week.

"I don't want to say too much, but it looks like I could be going back to Middlesbrough at the end of the month," he said.

"A lot of things are going on now, I'll have to wait and see who the new manager is. I've spoken to people at the club and things will now be different there.

"I'm at Swansea for a month and I'll enjoy my time here. I scored one and created another so I think I've made a point to Middlesbrough.

"I showed people what I can do."

Frustration

Boro slipped into the bottom three following Saturday's loss at Norwich, which compounded the run of form which saw Strachan leave the club last Monday.

And Emnes is one man who was happy to see the back of the former Celtic manager, adding: "I didn't get many chances under Strachan.

"He told me he needed fighters and players who would run for 90 minutes.

"I did really well there and I was ready for my chance, but he didn't play me so it was very frustrating.

"If I go back to Middlesbrough and play then I'll be happy he has gone."