Middlesbrough goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer is delighted chairman Steve Gibson is backing manager Gareth Southgate.

"It's good to hear that he [Steve Gibson] has given Gareth his backing," said Schwarzer. "All the players are 100 per cent behind Gareth and know that we are going in the right direction.

"The results haven't shown that in the last couple of months, however the last two games in particular were encouraging."