Arca enjoying new Middlesbrough role

Julio Arca is enjoying his central midfield role at Middlesbrough this season.

The 26-year-old Argentinian has formed a hugely successful central partnership with Brazilian Fabio Rochemback in recent weeks which has coincided with an excellent run of form for Boro.

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Arca said: "You always have to work hard to keep your position in the team. Fabio and I understand each other quite well.

"Me, Fabio, George (Boateng) and Lee (Cattermole) have all played in the middle, and we are all different players, so the manager can mix any of us together.

"All of us want to try to do things well. Recently with Fabio and I, we have been playing good football, we understand each other.

"We try not to give the ball away and keep it as much as we can - maybe that's the South American style.

"George, like Lee, is the kind of player that works hard and helps the team get the ball back as quickly as possible and make us play.

"It is good to have different kinds of player in the team."

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