Robson ready for Hornets

Boro midfielder eager to build on victory over Doncaster

Barry Robson: Middlesbrough midfielder has set his sights on victory over Watford

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Middlesbrough midfielder Barry Robson is determined to take three points from their home clash with Watford after returning to winning ways in midweek.

Boro were comfortably beaten 3-0 by Championship leaders Southampton last weekend, but bounced back with a 3-1 success at struggling Doncaster on Tuesday night.

The Teesside outfit remain within touching distance of the top two and face a Hornets side teetering on the edge of the relegation zone, but the Scotland international told that they will not be taking their opponents lightly.

"I think that it was a case of a Southampton side on top form playing against a Middlesbrough side that were extremely poor on the day and these things can happen in football," he said.

Kick on

"It is a bit frustrating when you don't turn up on the day and credit to Southampton because they played very well, but I know that we will be looking to the return fixture so that we can put things right.

"It wasn't a Middlesbrough performance like we have been doing of late, but we managed to bounce back at Doncaster.

"That is the most important thing really when you do have a bad day at the office that next time out you can bounce back with a win and we've managed to do just that on both occasions this season.

"It was good to get back to winning ways and we put in a good performance, but it means nothing if we don't kick on from that and win on Saturday against Watford."


Tony Mowbray's side have lost just twice in their opening 15 games and are currently nicely positioned in third behind promotion favourites Southampton and West Ham, but the 32-year-old is determined to maintain their bright start to the campaign.

"We've started the season really well and we are up there where we want to be in the table, but there have been a few games which we feel we could have come out with a lot more from," Robson said.

"However, on the whole we can't complain too much because we've only lost twice and as long as we remain towards the top end of the table we will be happy."