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Posted Wednesday, April 11th 2018

In brief: Pre-Middlesbrough away press conference

Jamie McAllister met the media ahead of Saturday's Sky Bet Championship clash with Middlesbrough at the Riverside.

City's assistant head coach answered questions from the local and national press along with Marlon Pack.

Here's what they had to say:

JAMIE McALLISTER

- McAllister says City showed a great attitude, spirit and fight in the 3-1 win over Birmingham City.

- Assistant head coach aware that Birmingham had good chances on the night, but insists the hosts deserved all three points.

- McAllister says City's players deserve to be in the play-off mix after their efforts this season.

- Coach pleased City were able to utilise Milan Djuric and Famara Diédhiou up front last night, after their injury troubles this season.

- Bailey Wright's thigh injury will be assessed before Saturday's game.

- McAllister pleased for Matty Taylor after his injury troubles, adding: "He’s an infectious character, a busy little bee and a poacher. The desire to get in and score helped us enjoy a more comfortable end to the game."

- Assessing the run-in, McAllister says: “A lot of clubs in the play-off battle play each other over the next few weeks. We need to focus on doing our job and see what happens."

- McAllister says Boro squad has quality throughout, but has become more robust since Tony Pulis' arrival.

- He added: “Our record at the Riverside is very good. It’s a great place to play, a nice big pitch and we have to enjoy it.”

- On 20-goal Bobby Reid, McAllister said: “I’m delighted for him; reaching 20 goals for the season and being named in the Team of Year. He wants to get past the 20 league goals marker next.”

MARLON PACK

- Pack says he’s been staying behind after training working on his free kicks with Joe Bryan and Dean Holden.

- Pack reveals he brushed off Bobby Reid to take the free kick before firing it into the net.

- Midfielder hopes his strike agains Birmingham will mean he gets first dibs on future free kicks.

- Pack adds: “I tend to score two a season and they’re usually pretty good, so I was pleased with that one.”

- He describes win over Birmingham City as a “big morale boost”.

- Pack says he has good memories facing Boro, who he says has “massive quality” in their side.

- Midfielder full of praise for Bobby Reid’s form this season, adding: “I’ve seen him develop, he’s always been the best trainer and a great finisher.”

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