Gibson hopes ‘hungry’ Middlesbrough can kick on now

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BEN Gibson hopes his point-saving goal against Huddersfield can help kick-start a Middlesbrough revival, starting in Saturday’s first ever league clash with Yeovil.

The young defender’s powerful header earned a 1-1 Riverside draw on Tuesday in his first league start on home turf.

Though the Teessiders are mired in the lower reaches of the Championship table, with just one win in 10 league games this term, Gibson hopes for an upturn in fortunes.

Newly-promoted Yeovil, who have not won since beating Millwall on the opening day of the season, could be the ideal visitors for Boro to prosper against.

“I understand the tension,” insisted Gibson after defying Huddersfield. “I’m a Middlesbrough boy, I’m a fan, I’m the same way myself: desperate to get three points. We all are. I thought we looked hungry, I thought we deserved a lot more than a point.

“We didn’t get it, but it was very encouraging and we can take a lot of positives from it into Yeovil on Saturday when hopefully we will get three points.”

It was a night of mixed emotions for goal getting defender Ben Gibson as Boro ground out a 1-1 draw with Huddersfield .

The delight of his goal, though, was marred by the failure to secure all three points – Tony Mowbray’s side are still to win at the Riverside this term.

“I enjoyed it scoring,” added Gibson. “But it’s hard to celebrate when you feel disappointed at the result. It’s always been my dream to play, but I can’t fully enjoy it with that scoreline.

“We were all really frustrated as we felt was a game we should have got three points from .

“We played well yet we’ve come away with only a point.

“We aren’t a million miles away, we all believe things will turn and we will start getting the bounce of the ball and go on a run.”