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31 March 2017



31 March 2017

Fraser Franks says that although spirits are high, the dressing room remains focused on the challenges ahead.

Boro are currently fourth going into the final seven games of the season but Franks knows a lot can happen in that time.

“It is probably up there with the best it has been all season. We have got ourselves into a good position; obviously we aren’t getting carried away.

“There is a still a lot more we need to do and a lot more we are trying to push for but we can’t ask for a much better camp at the minute. It is all going to plan.”

During his time at the club, Franks has played in every defensive position and has most recently been starting at right-back.

The defender says he just loves to be on the pitch and is always looking to improve his game.

“I am enjoying it. I feel like I have been solid but I need to start adding more to my game going forward. The way we play, it is a big part of my game to contribute not just at the back but going forward also.”

“I feel like I am slowly getting that in my game and I am looking to do more on the ball now.”

One of the big stories over the past month or so has been the change of goalkeepers after Jamie Jones went down at Crewe.

Chris Day has since taken the gloves and Franks says it has been a seamless process.

“There has been no transition at all really. They are both good talkers, good organisers. He has slipped into the team and Jonah had probably been one of our stand out players this season, even when it wasn’t going so well.

“You would say he has been a big loss but you only have to look at Daisy’s form since he has come in. We have got one of these squads where if someone comes out of the team, the next person just fills in.”

Four clean sheets over the last five games has given the team a superb platform to get results and Franks says their work at the back is all about allowing the forwards to do their thing.

“We have got a front four or five that would kill anyone in this league. I think you can see that with the goals we have scored.

“The only problem we had earlier in the season we were having to score two or three to win a game. Now, one looks like it could be enough for a point if not three.

“We just need to be solid and give them license to express themselves, knowing we’re secure behind.”

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