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Pulis demands Middlesbrough score more from set plays

Tony Pulis has urged his players to do better from set plays, with his Middlesbrough side struggling for goals this season.

Boro have enjoyed the best defensive record in the Championship so far this season, conceding just seven times, but have only managed to score 16 goals themselves, compared to the 25 netted by the side above them, Leeds.

To resolve the problem, boss Pulis has encouraged his side to make the most of set pieces.

“We should be scoring off set plays, we should be scoring off those more and we need to improve. It’s the final third where we need to improve, but at the back we’re very solid and we’ve been very good there.’’

”It’s just up top where there needs to be improvement. I personally don’t care who scores as long as we score goals. Mo (Besic) has chipped in with a few goals from midfield.”

The Welshman’s sides have always been renown for set piece ability, including his time at Stoke City.

Pulis took charge of the club last season following the dismissal of Garry Monk, and the expectations are high for the club this term.

The Northern outfit are second so far this season, but Pulis will be asking for more from his players starting this Saturday against Derby County.

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