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Middlesbrough's Boateng expects derby victory

Middlesbrough captain George Boateng is confident of victory in this weekend's derby against Sunderland.

Boateng said: "I don't want to disrespect Sunderland and we know playing them will be much harder because it's a derby game.

"Last time we under-estimated Sunderland, when they came here they hadn't won yet in the league and we thought they would just roll over and it didn't happen.

"They've showed they're more resilient this season. But we're playing at home, I'm fully confident in the team, there's plenty of competition so everyone has to perform or there's someone else waiting in the wings to step in."

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