Leicester City will be our toughest test, says Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray
Leicester City will present Middlesbrough with their toughest test of the season so far, says Boro boss Tony Mowbray.
Boro have a 100 per cent home record, but, despite the fact City have not picked up a point away from home, Mowbray still believes his team's home record will be severely tested.
"I know big Nigel well and he'll have his team very well prepared," said Mowbray.
"They've had a similar start to the season as us. They've won some games and dropped some points along the way.
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"Having studied them this week, I would have to say they are a dangerous opposition with some very good players.
"He's had some money to spend, he's put his team together. I think it's a dynamic team.
"They've got lots of pace and energy up front, they've got full-backs who play like wingers, good quality players all over the pitch really, and it will be a big test for us – as tough a test as we've had at the Riverside so far this season.
"Hopefully, we can pick a team that can be ready and up for the challenge and keep our good run of form at home going.
"We go into it in a confident mood but we will have to be at our best to take all three points."
Mowbray said City's twin strike force of Jamie Vardy and in-form David Nugent, who has scored four in his last two games, will pose the greatest threat.
"Leicester have some very obvious dangers," he added.
"I would have to say Nugent and Vardy, the two of them together as a pair work very, very hard.
"In the game (last week) Nugent got his hat-trick and Vardy played out wide, Nigel changed the formation slightly.
"But generally they've been playing Nugent and Vardy together up front.
"They probably haven't had the results they will have hoped for so far but the quality is there for all to see."