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Strachan: Plenty of work ahead

01 Nov 2009 12:31:00

Strachan: Plenty of work ahead

Gordon Strachan admits it will take hard work to find a promotion formula after Middlesbrough lost 1-0 at home to struggling Plymouth in his debut appearance in the Riverside dugout. The Scot took charge for the first time in a frustrating game in which Boro spurned a string of chances - and even missed a penalty through Adam Johnson - leaving Plymouth to claim all three points courtesy of Jamie Mackie's second-half strike. "It was frustrating," admitted Strachan. "It always is when you lose. But it was nice to be back. I enjoyed it, not the game but the experience. "It will take hard work for us to find a winning formula. "In terms of creating chances and getting the crosses in we don't have a problem but that formula in terms of scoring goals is just not there. Maybe a bit of that is in the head."


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