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Robson insists there is no pressure on Middlesbrough boss Strachan

Middlesbrough midfielder Barry Robson claims the time to judge boss Gordon Strachan is at the end of the season, not at this early stage of the campaign. Boro have recently upped their game following a stuttering start to the campaign.

Saturday's 3-1 triumph over Reading followed up the club's last-gasp 2-1 victory over Burnley four days before and sees Boro sit 13th in the standings having collected 10 points.

And Robson is adamant Strachan is going nowhere as the club look to mount a promotion bid this term.

"There's no pressure on the gaffer, he's a top manager," said Robson.

"You've got to give it time here. We're only seven games in and it's a long, long season.

"There are 40 games to go and the manager isn't under any pressure.

"He's been at some big clubs and has won big trophies and has had big games before, so you'll never see the gaffer under any pressure.

"We're only three points off third place. Our only aim is to play well and to get promoted, that's the main thing."

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