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Middlesbrough's O'Neil defends underfire Schwarzer

Schwarzer took stick at the weekend against Tottenham, but midfielder O'Neil, 24, added: "Fortunately, he is big and brave enough to take all that.

"And I'm sure he'll produce great saves throughout the season and get the fans back onside.

"We are still confident of having a decent season. It's never easy when you're down at the bottom. It's a tough position to be in.

"We have a lot of young players and it's important everyone accepts responsibility and still tries to play."

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