Bruce eyes Teesside glory

20 February 2009 02:04
Steve Bruce will be looking to end his poor record on Teesside when Wigan take on lowly Middlesbrough.[LNB] The Latics boss has been on the losing end of every visit to the Riverside as a manager but will be hoping for a change in fortune on Saturday.[LNB]Middlesbrough are without a win in 13 games and sit second from bottom of the league table after a desperate run.[LNB]Gareth Southgate's side haven't won a game since November, which will certainly count in favour of the Latics who remain in seventh place in the table despite a difficult run of fixtures.[LNB]RecordStill six points adrift of sixth-placed Everton, Bruce insists he is taking nothing for granted as Wigan continue their quest for a Uefa Cup spot.[LNB]"It's a huge one and I have a bad record on Teesside," said the Latics boss.[LNB]"I don't think I've taken a point there as a manager and never played well.[LNB]"I hope this is our year. If we can go and beat Middlesbrough it will be terrific."[LNB]AchievementBruce admits that if Wigan were to achieve European status that it would represent his biggest achievement in management.[LNB]"It would be a fantastic achievement for the club," said Bruce. "We have 13 games to go - who knows?[LNB]"Without doubt it would be my (my biggest achievement) by a long way to take this club that far."[LNB]

Source: SKY_Sports