Boro must take mid-week frustrations out on Brentford, says Ben Gibson

Ben Gibson says Boro need to take their frustrations out on Brentford as they look to bounce back from mid-week defeat to Norwich.

The Canaries ended Boro’s seven game unbeaten run on what was a disappointing night for Garry Monk’s side. Another slow start, coupled with another costly mistake, made for a another out-of-sorts display.

But amid all the post-match infuriation, the Boro skipper was full of belief that his side will right their wrongs when The Bees come swarming.

“We handed the initive to them [Norwich] by the way we started the game,” Gibson told BBC Tees. “They scored a great goal, but it was one we could have avoided.”

“I thought the character, as always, was good – we fought until the end to get back into the game. It was one of them nights where it wasn’t to be.”

“It was very disappointing, but there’s no time to sulk. We’ve got to look forward to Saturday now, take our frustrations out on Brentford and go get three points.”

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The 24-year-old knows how difficult a league the Championship is, and has acknowledged that Boro have yet to click into gear, but is adamant the defeat will not define their season.

“It’s always up and down – it always has been. We’re not going to not get promoted because we lost one game at home to Norwich,” he said.

“We’ve been on a good unbeaten run lately where we’ve showed lots of fight and character. It hasn’t quite clicked for us yet, we know that.”

“We believe that, once we get into our stride, we can really hurt teams. [Norwich] was a frustrating one where we haven’t managed to do that.”

“I have full belief in everyone here that we will manage to turn that around. I have no doubt it will start on Saturday and I believe we will get three points.”


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