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Middlesbrough's O'Neil backing Alves for big impact

Middlesbrough midfielder Gary O'Neil is predicting big things from Afonso Alves next season.

O'Neil told Boro's website: "I think next season is when you're really going to see the best of him.

"It always was going to take time, there are always lifestyle changes when you move countries as well as the football to cope with, which I presume is massively different in this country than it is in Holland."

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