Boro require patience - Proctor

16 November 2010 05:48
Middlesbrough's new first team coach Mark Proctor has admitted that changes to the side's style of play will take time to implement.The former under-18s coach, who made 246 appearances for Boro as a player, was promoted when Tony Mowbray arrived as manager in October. [LNB]"The philosophy of Tony and Mark [Venus] will take a while to evolve," Proctor told BBC Tees. [LNB]"So at the moment if we can get results whilst things are evolving then great." [LNB]Proctor, who also had spells with Nottingham Forest and Tranmere Rovers during his playing career, added: "We managed to get back-to-back wins which was pleasing, especially the away one which we hadn't had for six or seven months.[LNB] To become the first team coach of your home team club is a fantastic opportunity and hopefully a great experience for me Mark Proctor "Hopefully we can become an attractive team to watch as well as winning football games." [LNB]The 39-year-old spent two spells as a player at Middlesbrough before joining the coaching staff at the Riverside in 1998, and added that he was enjoying the responsibilities of his new position. [LNB]"To become the first team coach of your home town club is a fantastic opportunity and hopefully a great experience for me," Proctor continued. [LNB]"Tony predominantly coaches the team during the back end of the week, and focuses on shape and tactics. [LNB]"We'll do training Monday to Wednesday and then on Thursday to Friday Tony will take over the reins."

Source: BBC_Sport