Middlesbrough: Mowbray focused on own play-off fortunes

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Middlesbrough manager Tony Mowbray has said the club will focus on their own fortunes in the race for a Championship play-off place on the final day.

Boro need Cardiff to lose at Crystal Palace and win in their trip to Watford to pip the Bluebirds to a top-six spot.

"We know what we have to do, we won't be looking at any other results," Mowbray told BBC Tees.

"We'll just have to win our game and then when we come off the pitch we'll see what happened at Selhurst Park."

He added: "It won't be an easy job because Watford have found some form in the last couple of months, they'll be a threat."

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"We should go into the game believing we can win it.

"We've done pretty well on the road this year, and knowing we have to win it we'll be on the front foot."

The Teessiders were handed a lifeline in their push for promotion after a 2-1 home win against Southampton, while Cardiff were held to a 1-1 draw by Leeds at the Cardiff City Stadium.

"We've got one game left and let's hope there are some big days to come," Mowbray added.

"It was great for the players to find that bit on the last home game of the season, and we know what we have to do.

"We have to go to Watford and win and even that might not be enough."

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