Tony Pulis on Middlesbrough: ‘We’re trying stick an identity on the football team’

Middlesbrough’s bright future

Middlesbrough took on Preston on Wednesday in the League Cup.

As has been the norm under Pulis, Boro started a lot of their academy players in the cup tie.

Once again, many of them were very impressive.

Lewis Wing, who impressed in a few games for Boro at the start of the season once again took the Preston game as a chance to showcase his quality.

Wing controlled the midfield all game, got the assist for Boro’s first goal and played a key role in their second.

Marcus Tavernier, another academy player also had a great game vs Preston and scored a stunner for Boro’s second.

‘We’re trying stick an identity on the football team’

Tony Pulis was also impressed with Middlesbrough’s youth and is pleased how close the academy and first team are.

Speaking after Preston Pulis stated:

“Yes, there’s a buzz when young players are getting that opportunity.

“But there’s also a message there – you’re going to get your chance.

“We’re trying stick an identity on the football team.

“I think it’s important that football clubs have identities and one of the main ones is every game we play, if we put the shirt on we work really hard, we give everything we possibly can.”

Adam Clayton also commented upon the togetherness of Middlesbrough FC under Tony Pulis:

“Don’t get me wrong, I know we are only six games in but we have definitely got our togetherness back.”

Tony Pulis

WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND – AUGUST 27: Tony Pulis, Manager of West Bromwich Albion looks on prior to the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Stoke City at The Hawthorns on August 27, 2017 in West Bromwich, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Middlesbrough vs Hull

Middlesbrough return to league action this weekend vs Hull.

Boro go into the game second in the league having lost just once all season.

Hull, on the other hand, sit 21st in the table with just seven points from nine games.

So, Boro will be hoping for a fairly easy three points on Saturday.

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