Middlesbrough's O'Neil backs Portsmouth for Europe

Middlesbrough midfielder Gary O'Neil is backing old club Portsmouth to qualify for Europe this season.

Despite Saturday's victory, O'Neil said: "I'd be surprised if the wheels come off now for Pompey after the great start they made this season.

"Everyone goes through a tough spell at some stage. But I'd be surprised if they grind to a halt. I'd expect them to kick on again soon. I'm glad they're doing so well. I'd love them to get into Europe."

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