Middlesbrough’s Tony Mowbray turns to youth

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TONY Mowbray will turn to his young guns for Middlesbrough’s Capital One Cup second round trip to League Two club Gillingham tonight.

Boosted by successive Championship wins, Mowbray is set to name a young side in a bid to give his emerging stars the chance to shine.

Luke Williams, Richie Smallwood and Curtis Main could all come into contention for a start against a side who boast a 100 per cent record this season.

Mowbray warned: I’ve been to Gillingham once or twice in my career and it’s never an easy place to go.

“Especially on a Tuesday night, it’s a very hard place to get to first and foremost, but it’ll be a tough game and if we don’t go with the right mentality we’ll come back with nothing.

“But I’ve got to try and pick the right team which will go there and create them lots of problems.”

Mowbray added: “They’re top of the league. I’ve been watching them in the last week.

“They’re a very big team, they throw the ball in from all over, from the halfway line into your six-yard box.

“We have to be ready for the physicality of the game.

“Whatever they’re doing Martin Allen has them winning.”

Swansea target Marvin Emnes is unlikely to play this evening, but loan signing Ishmael Miller will continue in Boro’s attack.