Middlesbrough’s strength in depth gets Leadbitter buzzing

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GRANT Leadbitter has hailed Middlesbrough’s strength in depth ahead of tomorrow’s Championship clash with Sheffield Wednesday.

Buoyant Boro will go top of the Championship if they beat the Owls for a seventh win in eight games,

Despite being forced into changes, Boro forced a fine 0-0 draw at Nottingham Forest on Tuesday, and former Sunderland midfielder Leadbitter said: “That shows how strong we are as a squad.

“Some teams in this league have six or seven good players, but I think at Boro we’ve got 18 or 20 good players and you know when they come in they will do a fantastic job.

“Now we need to carry that on. We are at home to Sheffield Wednesday on Friday and we are expecting a good crowd and we know we have to perform to make sure they come back.

“The spirit here right now is brilliant. The belief in the group now is incredible. You saw that with the way we battled to get a point from one of the toughest places in the league.”