Having watched Dael Fry play for the Under-23s on Friday night, Jonathan Woodgate made his own way to Blackburn and joined up with the squad who had travelled earlier on Friday. On his journey home 24 hours or so later, Woodgate had some thinking time to reflect on the very early stages of his debut season in charge, a disappointing and frustrating week and a couple of crucial games to come at the Riverside in the next seven days. For Woodgate, Fry’s hour at Bishop Auckland turned out to be the highlight of the weekend. At Ewood Park the following day, his side were below-par and struggled to find the tempo and intensity on show at Luton and in the first half against Brentford. And yet Woodgate was still left to reflect on the finest of lines between disappointment and satisfaction. Boro weren’t good but were a daft penalty and the width of a post away from picking up a respectable point. Ask Woodgate now how many points he thinks Boro should be on and he’d say five – at least. But the manager can’t and won’t dwell on the past. Nor will he take any notice of some of… Read full this story
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