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Bates delighted to captain Boro

01 Dec 2010 15:59:46

Bates delighted to captain Boro

Middlesbrough defender Matthew Bates reveals his pride at captaining his boyhood team in Saturday's 2-2 draw with Hull City.The 23-year-old academy graduate made his Boro debut in December 2004 but Saturday's game at the Riverside was his first as skipper. "It was a nice moment, I've supported the club since I was a kid, as have my family," Bates told BBC Tees. "It was nice to wear the armband, and it was a great occasion for me." Bates added: "Since the gaffer [Tony Mowbray] has been here.... read more


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